This weekend I played in my studio a little bit. Mostly I was glazing some of the paintings I have shown you lately...and there is still more to do there. But I had to play with a bit of color, too. Three years ago I purchased 3 tubes of watercolors to create invitations to a reception we had for our daughter when she graduated from college. I found those watercolors and played a little bit with them. This is the "blotter paper" used in this play time.This is rice paper and I tossed some sand on it when it was wet. I thought it turned out with some possibilities. I can use it for wrapping paper if nothing else. It is really white and not a buff. I just photographed it late last night and not in great light.
This is one of the things I blotted up a little bit. It is also on (white) rice paper. I had used some sumi ink and a sumi brush to draw the lines. Then I just squeezed a little paint from the tubes on the paper at the ends of the lines. After that, I just sprayed the paper with distilled water to move the pigment around a bit. Then used some powdered pearl pigment to sprinkle over the top.
I know this is not much to share with you, but it is one of the things I did between the glazing layers. One of the things I have learned is there are a limited number of applications where I prefer to use a brush to paint with. Do you find you like brush-less painting? When I do use a brush, there are a few which are my favorites, though.
Some of my blogging friends are having a difficult time right now, so I send each of you a lot of energy to get through these tougher times. And for everyone have a Very Beautiful Monday!