|During a recent jaunt around the Internet I discovered the gorgeous art of Sandrine Pelissier and in particular her abstract flowers. |
Take a few minutes and look around her site and you will not be disappointed! She has an amazing grasp of color and composition and the way she adds texture with inked patterns makes me so happy!!
For her flower pictures Sandrine has been using YUPO paper - I had some in my hands at Blick one day but then ended up putting it back on the shelf - guess I'll need to drive back to the store and pick some up to play! I ended up using regular cold press watercolor paper that I taped to my board before sprinkling with Color Burst by Ken Oliver and then liberal amounts of water to make the background.
I drew a design and then started to paint the background white but had problems with the Color Burst soaking through so I took a few minutes to spray a fixative on the background and then added a thin layer of Liquitex Matte Medium to seal everything in place.
|Used a variety of spray inks to paint more intense colors and to differentiate the flowers, leaves and pot. Finished up with my favorite part - the ink work with gel pens and black markers. Doesn't look anything like Sandrine's flowers but I am still tickled with this piece!! The bright cheerful colors are a great way to welcome spring on Saturday!|
Linking to Paint Party Friday and
Art Journal Every Day
Any hints on how I can straighten up my warped paper??
ETA: Had so much fun with these flowers that I made some more - check them out here.