In last Sunday's edition of The Asheville Citizen-Times Newspaper, I was honored to have my work featured in the Portfolio column of the Art's Section! I believe by double clicking, you will be able to read the article. "Summer Bride" is a favorite painting of mine and It's always nice to have one's work recognized!
The effect of a net was created using cheese cloth which I glued with matte medium to the support. Afterwards I added some acrylic colors. Looking closely I saw the image of a fish. Having lived by the ocean as a child, I identify with marine themes and remember seing fish of this sort.
First, I gave the watercolor paper a wash of diluted acrylics. Then I glued a piece of cloth to the support and let it dry. I then painted the cloth and added some washes. Then I added the pieces of quilting material and glued them on to the piece of cloth. I thought it ressembled the bottom of the ocean and could see some fish swimming in the current.
I love to paint and try to do so every day. I am having immense fun blogging. I love being in touch with so many good artists and seing their art. I learn a lot about painting this way. I especially enjoy participating in the challenges.