on 140 lb paper
mounted on a one in board that is distressed
I have just finished doing a group of watercolor floral paintings.
Here's the truth!
I haven't had a lot of experience at watercolor technique,
(Please don't be too very critical)
as always... I like to experiment on my own and see what I can come up with.
I have been wanting to do something a little different
than my thick, color intense palette knife style paintings.
Although I will always go back to doing that palette knife stuff
because it is such a fun way to paint.
... and people seem to like my oil paintings with the textual palette style.
So here is the start of my new paintings.
I began with 140 lb paper and neatly torn edges.
I planned from the beginning to make these a distressed look, when finished.
|watercolored paper is 140 lb|
|various floral looks inspired by|
daisy, lily and rose
some of my "girl-friends"
|old fashioned rose mounted on distressed wood board.|
I think the two tiger lily ones would look good together so i made them a similar shape and size
|wooden boards left over from a different project are cut to different sizes|
to fit the size of the paper flowers
|I painted them black first|
then many coats of white,
then a light violet blue
"Deco Art" - Blue Harbor
|a light stain of oak to seal the board and show the sanded edges more|
I sanded the boards on the edges as you can see here
|tiny nail on the corners to hold the paper onto the board|
I also put a few dots of hot glue under the edges
The needle-nose plyers help me hold the little nail straight to pound it in each corner
|here you see the tiny golden nail|
in the corner
I like how it looks
|Finished product ready to hang|
|measures just 5 by 6 inches|
perfect size for a pink o licious Rose
Sure was fun doing these watercolors
I plan to post the others when they are finished being mounted on the board and distressed also
or Kat's Nature
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