Last weekend I set up my art at Baileys Corner. It is at the South end of the Island on the way to Possession Beach. There were about 6 artist; two wonderful Encaustic Painters, Glassblower, Jeweler, two Pastel artists and me.
I brought some new materials to work on and play with called Acrylic Ink and an acrylic painting pad. This wonderful ink comes in a bottle complete with an eye dropper. Using the eye dropper as my drawing tool, I copied a painting of crows that I had hanging on the wall. I used a combination of drawing the line and pulling the paint with a dampened brush or wetting the background, dropping some paint onto it and manipulated the pad each way to cause the paint to run. I like the effects that were happening; it was a serendipitous play of color and line that was only slightly controlled. In the second crow painting and subsequent bluebird painting I used the ink and more controlled painting with a brush.
|Crows in puddle|