whew, hard to believe summer has come to an end, and we are staring September in the face :)
Our summer has been full of change, transition, moving, friends, family, new friends, creating, first time gardening, seasonal and fresh eating, celebrating endings and new beginnings… as always it went fast, but was full of so much to take in… I have struggled a bit to post regularly, but have been creating quite a bit and working on a few bigger projects.
I just wanted to share some progress from one of the recent pieces I shared in an earlier post, and also share one of my favorite supplies. I hope to begin sharing with you some of my favorite art supplies from time to time, because when I began creating, I found it so helpful to read what other artists enjoyed using most and how they used it. So, I will be sharing with you all my favorite supplies here and there!:)
Here are some photos of phase 1 and 2 of one of my most recent work in progress:
I added some shades of green acrylic paint and covered a significant portion of the piece with modeling paste… modeling paste is by far one of my favorite supplies to use in paintings… If I am not careful, I can get a little out of hand using it, because I like it that much :) My favorite part about the modeling paste is the texture it creates, but at the same time it can also bring a softening touch to a piece. You can see in the photos below that the modeling paste softened many of the harsh lines of the watercolor paper, while also bringing in soft texture. I used the modeling paste as is (you can also add paint to make it a certain color), which maintains a transparent kind of appearance. There are countless ways to use modeling paste to create texture… For this piece I used a palette knife to apply the paste in no specific pattern… you can also use a palette knife (or even an old credit card) and paste for stenciling, just scrape the paste into the stencil and lift. Just a few examples of how I like to use modeling paste… it’s really fun to just explore and discover unique textures and techniques that modeling paste offers!:)
Hope you enjoyed a glimpse into my art supplies!:)