Monday, April 11, 2011

Painted Papers

The last two weeks I've spent a day at a friend's painting with her. We really accomplished a lot. Now I need to do something with them.
This one is Gold Gesso mixed with print paste and combed with a texture tool from the hardware store.

Red is another color gesso comes in. This one also had print paste and using a stencil, I lifted the paint with a damp sponge to create the flowers.

Another stencil and wet sponge. One of my favorite stencils is one with 3 grids of different sized squares.

Here are just a few drying in my special drying room-the downstairs bathroom.

We also did some washes and had great fun. Doing the painting with a friends really generates idea as you check each others work.

This morning I was able to rescue the little lizard that came in yesterday.. We don't often see them in the damp NW, and I think it was cold in our "unseasonal" weather-it seems more like fall than spring. I kept trying yesterday but couldn't figure out a way to move it without hurting it. It was between the wall and a major piece of furniture that I couldn't move. I thought of vacuuming it but couldn't find it when I was doing that-didn't really want to try that method because it would be hurt. I couldn't grab it where it was. This morning is was in an area where I could put a towel over it to gently pick it up and take it outside. I'm glad.


Barbara said...

Catching up here after being away -- I have to post that I LOVE all of your paintings. If I had to choose a favorite, it would be very, very hard! Beautiful and fun work.

Deb Hardman said...

The papers are yummy. I love the textuers & hues.

Glad you culd help the little lizard. Cute!

Suztats said...

I love the textures! Sounds like you and your friend have a lot of fun creating together.

Sue Bleiweiss said...

awesome papers Sandy! I'm glad you were able to save the lizard too :)

Digitalgran said...

Lovely papers Sandy! You obviously had fun. Are you both going to continue meeting once a week?
I just love lizards when I'm abroad, we don't have many here and I haven't seen one since I was a child and those were not really lizards, they were very tiny. Don't know what they were really. I should find out.