Saturday, October 18, 2008

Lilies in the Pond

I am so very sorry it has taken me so long to post September's challenge - I overbooked myself these last two months and have struggled to meet my deadlines, this one included. I took a photo of this lily at my friend's home in her pond. I added a fish, for effect. I covered the canvas with absorbant medium after trying this technique in Lisa Kaus' class at Art and Soul. I then drew the design with pencil and colored the painting with Golden Acrylics. After the painting dried, I went back in and used Titanium White and water soluble crayons to heighten the color. I then waxed the surface and polished it. The wax does not photograph well, so the color is more muted in the photograph than on the canvas.
It was great meeting those of you I had not met in person before and wonderful to catch up with old friends at our Nature Gathered meeting at Starbucks. I look forward to our future challenges together, even more enjoyable now that I can put a face and a name together. Enjoy!

Art and image copyrighted 2008 by Jan Harris


Tracie Lyn Huskamp said...

OK!!! I AM IN LOVE with this piece!!!

GOSH DARN IT.. I could just wrap up EVERYONE's work this month and hang is straight away on my walls.


Inquiring minds want to know.. WHAT is Absorbant Medium????

Mary lin Huskamp said...

This is FANTASTIC!!!! Beautiful! I love this work!