Tuesday, July 27, 2010

20 minute watercolors

Title: El Guapo
2o minute 5x5 watercolor collage

Watercolor paper, stamped and collaged tissue paper, drawing done with a sharpie marker, layers of transparent watercolor and other collage papers.


Title: Mari Elena
20 minute 5x5 watercolor collage

Watercolor paper, stamped and collaged tissue paper, drawing done with a regular black ink pen, layers of transparent watercolor, facial highlights emphasized with white acrylic and layered with watercolor washes.


Title: Don Sergio
20 minute 5x5 watercolor collage

Watercolor paper, stamped and collaged tissue paper, the image was drawn with a black sharpie pen, and layers of transparent watercolor were applied.

As you know...except for a few teaching collages and small ones at that, I have not painted for at least 18 months. That's how long it has been since my granddaughter Nicole passed and since I lost the lease to my studio. I have mainly dedicated my time to making art jewelry for teaching and for my ETSY store.
This morning I had the pleasure of looking at a blog by an awesome artist. Her portraits are such an inspiration that I had paint something immediately. The above paintings are the result. Thank you Myrna for inspiring me. I invite you to view her work here...you too will love what she is doing.

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