Archive for May, 2012

She wears her skull on her shoulder

May 18, 2012

I tried Aquabord by Ampersand today.  It is a clay coated masonite board that holds watercolor.  The water darkens the clay coating so you really don’t know what it will look like when dry so I used a hair dryer every couple of minutes as I painted.  I even painted with brush in one hand, dryer in the other!   I guess you learn exactly what the paint will do when you have worked with it for a while.  I really like the way the colors blend, they seem to have a depth that isn’t apparent when I paint on watercolor paper.  Each subsequent layer seems to mix with the color beneath rather than laying of top of it.

8″x8″  Watercolor on Aquabord

don’t judge me by the color of my wool…

May 7, 2012

A needle felted pink bird that we all agree looks more like a Monsieur  than a Madame.  I guess  stance and beret make a man more than color… He is 5.5 inches tall, standing on a “soft rock” and his beret is an acorn cap.