Tuesday, September 7, 2010

NEW WORKSHOP SCHEDULED FOR ART IN THE MOUNTAINS, BEND, OREGON!




I am excited to be teaching a workshop next year in July for Art in the Mountains in Bend, Oregon.  I have heard such wonderful things about this exciting venue.  Check out the workshop schedule page for details.

This is the longest I have gone without posting!  I finally have something to show although I have been working all along.  Lots of personal family activities kept me on the run for much of the time.  This painting is a total experiment.  It is very freeing to begin with the intention of trying all sorts of things and not worrying about ruining anything.  I received my entry form for the American Watercolor Society annual international exhibition.  I knew they didn't accept any paintings with collage.  Since I have spent the entire year exploring collage, I needed to come up with a new painting.  I heard about translucent yupo and thought perhaps I could get a layered effect without glueing anything down by working on both sides of the paper.  You know how you can see it in your mind's eye.  Well, lots of my assumptions turned out to be false, but it generated some new ideas which I will be trying out tomorrow.  I do like how the paint ( I used acrylic inks) puddles on the paper.  I think my idea has potential.  Now to work out the kinks.

10 comments:

Carrie H. said...

Oh, I like this one. It was worth the wait.

The fearless threader said...

I discovered quite by accident when reusing paper that oil pastel on the reverse of the page of fairly thin paper creates texture when watercolour is used on the blank side.

Mary Crowell said...

wow, myrna, it justs gets better and better! I love the look, especially all that texture, another workshop? Enjoy your holidays, new year!

Susan Webb Tregay NWS said...

These are terrific, Myrna. Especially the second one. Are they on Tyvek or Yupo?

SKIZO said...

Thank you for sharing
This fabulous work with us
Good creations

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Carrie, I have been enjoyng your posts, as well!
Thanks, Fearless Threader, for the tip. I will have to try that.
Hi Mary, thanks for the comments!
Sue, a true compliment from such an accomplished artist! The synthetic paper is like translucent yupo. I have painted on both sides.

Isabelle said...

I LOVE this ! The colors, the thin lines… wonderful! I want to take your workshop !!

Peggy Stermer-Cox said...

Hi Myrna, Congratulations on getting the workshop scheduled with Art in the Mountains; I've always heard great things about them.

I am amazed at how you experiment and explore. The results are stunning!

meera said...

Beautiful work and the layers look fabulous!!! I can't wait to see what you will do with yupo --I have been very slowly exploring it too :) Thanks so much for the pdf --really appreciate it.

Christiane Kingsley said...

What super textures! This is a stunning painting.

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