Saturday, February 19, 2011

EVELYN'S FRIENDS...first painting !

This is the first painting of the images I am playing with.  I am exploring different surfaces.  This one is gesso, tyvek, collage tissue and some "dirty glaze"  here and there.  I started with liquid watercolor because I could lift out paint easily.   But eventually I switched to acrylic ink because I didn't want anymore lifting.  I think I am on to something.  On to number two!

21 comments:

Gary L. Everest Paintings said...

Hi Myrna,
Simply put: This is fantastic. I am never disappointed visiting your blogs. Your creativity seems boundless.
Have a good weekend.
Sincerely,
Gary.

Kay said...

Myrna I agree with Gary! Wonderful color and effects

Harley King said...

I love this painting. Beautiful.

Carrie H. said...

The acrylic ink is so rich, Love this lady and the hand! I bought some acrylic ink made by Daler Rowny;is that it? I like it for transparent and opacity.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Gary, you say the nicest things. Thank you! I am having a nice weekend painting as it is too wet to go outside....but your Portlanders don't mind the rain!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Kay, thanks for being my "amen" section!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Harley, Thanks so much. I plan to take some time and read more of your poems!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Carrie, I don't use Daler Rowney but I think all brands must be similar. Just ordered some from Dr. Ph. Martin for the wider range of colors. I am experimenting with different brands and types of ink to find the difference. I will let you know what I discover.

Sharon Wright said...

Fabulous! You are utterly fearless, I like that!

Desiree said...

I love your work, everytime I come to see what you have been up to is a treat for my eyes. I don't know what it is exactly that makes me want for more but I am hooked! Beautiful stuff here always!

Ann Buckner said...

Powerful painting, great textures.

Cory said...

Hello Myrna...Love the painting, love your blog. I linked with a post of yours from Sept. 2008 titled The Blue Magic Foam. (love the stuff)
I use the smooth garden knee pads from Home Depot since they are made from the same foam. They are much cheaper and you can cut them to the size of stamp you want. I also found a huge bag of these foam shapes at a thrift store. They were children puzzles. The best part is that heating will remove any nick's (teeth marks?) and the huge bag was less than 2 dollars.
Hugs...Cory from Arizona

Dee Doyle said...

Love it! Did you use the "dropper" in the acrylic bottle, or an oiler boiler? And/or a brush? Just love it. I bought a few acrylic inks yesterday. Am waiting for oiler boilers from Cheap Joes. Thaks as always for sharing!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Sharon, thank you! The beauty of this process is you don't have to be fearless because there is always more gesso and collage paper to cover over if things go south!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Desiree, Thank you for the nice words. I am enjoying your fiber work and now plein air! You are a busy lady.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Ann, Glad you like the textures. That is my focus these days. Your graphite portraits are beautiful. Perhaps I will get a chance to meet you when I am in Oklahoma teaching in May.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Cory, Thanks for the information. I knew there was a gardening product made out of the foam but I haven't found it. I will look again. Your jewelry looks intriguing. Keep up the creative work!

Myrna Wacknov said...

Hi Dee! It's nice to stay connected this way. I drew with a coffee stirrer stick. There is a lot of gesso on this paper and it can soften when wet and get into the tip of the oiler boiler, so I played it safe. Be sure and flush the tip after using acrylic ink as it can clog if left to dry. Be sure and share when you are done.

Candy said...

Gorgeous! Gorgeous colors, gorgeous textures. This is so rich. I want to look and touch.

hw (hallie) farber said...

A beautiful portrait and I love that you always find new ways of creating.

Myrna Wacknov said...

Thank you Candy and Hallie. I appreciate your generous comments.

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