Friday, October 14, 2011

Watermedia and Collage - A Fun Combination!

WINTER ROSE
Watermedia Collage - 8x10

Sometimes it is fun to experiment with different media so I decided to try using some acrylics in a manner similar to my watercolors.


I used 140 lb watercolor paper and wet the sky area first. I used the acrylics thinned down to create soft, loose shapes for the trees. After that dried I wet the foreground and painted the soft shadows in the snow.


Then, I decided to collage on some thin rice paper in the background trees and snow area. The nice thing about the acrylic paint is that it won't run or lift once it is dry, so coming in with more paint or matte medium for the collage won't change the underpaitning. When dry, I used more acrylics to paint on top of the rice paper, creating interesting shapes and texture. I also started painting the barn and fence.

I ended going back to watercolor to paint in the trees and forground. I used gesso on the edge of a piece of mat board to stamp the aspen trees and added details with watercolor. I also added some rose colored collage papers which gave a winter wonderland feel to the painting.

A fun piece to paint - going back and forth between watercolor, acrylic and collage!

I also shared this post with Paint Party Friday and Artists in Blogland

22 comments:

  1. Delightful watercolors ~ Love your paintings and style ~ thanks, namaste, Carol (A Creative Harbor) Happy PPF

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  2. I looked around at some of your work and am an admirer & new follower! Beautiful winter scene above ~ love your techniques & style! Thanks for sharing & happy PPF :)

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  3. Hey....hew follower! You painting is beautiful and I love love the tutorial!! :) Looking forward to following!!

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  4. Amazing combination of techniques with such a beautiful end result!

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  5. Love your combination of colors! Usually a winter scene is so black and white! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  6. Gorgeous!! I thought they were all different paintings at first. Thanks for showing the process.

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  7. This is wonderful and I love using acrylics like watercolours because you get a bit more flexibility... the results here are amazing xx

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  8. lovely work with all the different media!

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  9. Beautiful painting. You've convinced me to invest in a few acrylics so I can try techniques like this.

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  10. How wonderful I never knew acrylics could be used that way, just lovely what you have achieved.

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  11. Gorgeous but I ma glad to say we have no snow yet!
    ManonX

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  12. Thank you for sharing how to change a completed painting. I wouldn't have thought to use these things (rice paper and gesso) over it. Amazing work. Blessings, Janet

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  13. Amazing painting... pink n snow looks so nice

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  14. Really gorgeous painting. I love the way you mixed the acrylics with watercolor. The colors are so beautiful in this. I also looked at some of your other art, it is lovely.

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  15. Brilliant! I love acryics for that same reason. :)

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  16. Thanks for all of the lovely compliments!

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  17. I'm late to the party this week, but I'll add my compliments as well. Your watercolors are so nice -- it's fun to see your experimentation with new techniques. This is a beautiful piece!

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  18. Oh I love this! It is beautiful. I love the permanence of acrylics as well. :)

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  19. Oh this is stunningly beautiful! So fun seeing the process too! Excellent! Deb

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