Category: Experimental Traditional Art
Posted: July 9, 2018

12 X 12 mixed media on paper

Framed Poppies

by Linda Wetzel

12 X 12 mixed media on paper
Post Type: Traditional Art
Mixed Media: Minor I am still working on loosening up my strokes and blending colors without hard lines...a lot more difficult than it seems. I sketched out this scene and then masked out my flowers and leaves. After doing that I discovered a few watercolor spatters outside the image that would be seen. Had I noticed this first, I would have used a new piece of paper. I was not about to start over so I spattered the background around the rectangle framing the floral scene. I completed the piece and the spattered background was awful. After all that work doing the scene I left it for a bit and then decided I could save it but painting the spattered area a dark color. I used black India ink which dries to a slight sheen. The flowers and the background inside the frame is completed with only watercolors. I am very happy with the outcome and think this is my best watercolor piece so far. Just goes to show you can often save a ruined piece if you think out of the box ( pun intended) Lol.

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