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Friday, May 20, 2011

Pink Lady Slippers~WIP 1


I had a drawing all set to go, then decided after seeing a dyed silk piece that inspired me to such a degree as to send me in a whole new direction. I have no idea if this will turn out well nor do I care at the moment. I loved the effect of the dyed silk painting so much I'd like to try and create roughly the same effect with watercolor on paper. I know it's going to take some experimenting and I also know I'm going to have some failures. I'm currently working on Arches #140 CP w/c paper but I may switch over to hotpress paper if I don't like the outcome. I did do a quickie sketch to get things started but I want to keep this fairly loose and spontaneous for the first go.

2 comments:

Jeanette said...

Its beautiful already Billie. I love the rich colours in the flowers. I can just imagine the dyed silk that you're talking about.

Billie Crain said...

Thx! The dyed silk was breathtaking, Jeanette. I'm not sure I can achieve the same look on paper but I'm sure going to try.