Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #7

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I have 111 books in my studio (yes, I counted them) that are Tutorials,  and I acquired them slowly over about 10 years.  I find that I no longer go to them for inspiration, and decided to get rid of them.  Before I do that, however, I’m going to TRY to do ONE PAGE out of each book.  Wish me luck……

10 Books Down, 101 to go….

Book:  Basic Flower Painting Techniques in Watercolor, Edited by Rachel Rubin Wolf

Multiple artists give samples of their work.

Inspiration:  Paint with watercolors on crinkled Masa Paper

I had no idea what Masa Paper was, but I found something in my studio that MIGHT be rice paper, and I thought it could be a viable substitute.

The rice paper(?) didn’t get as noticeably crinkly as the image in the book, but it was still an interesting idea.  Here’s what the ‘net says about Masa paper:

Masa is machine-made and has a very smooth surface on one side and is lightly textured on the other. It is a versatile and strong paper made with 100% sulphite

So, I took MY paper, dipped it in water, and then crunched it up.  While it was still wet, I dropped in blues for the sky, and greens for the foliage.

I went back in and added pink and white for the Petunia leaves.  It looked pretty bleak, and I tried to add some interest with a Micron Pen, but frankly, it’s a rather pathetic image.

Still, the idea of painting on REALLY crinkly paper and getting a Batik-y effect is intriguing; I might try it again.


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2 Responses to Series – 1 Page From Every Tutorial Book In My Library #7

  1. Jennifer Adams says:

    Not my favourite, but a cool thing to do in a journal.

  2. Susanne says:

    I agree with Jen … I think you did the best one could do with the products you have ..

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