I hate to be silent for several days but I have been out of town. My sister invited me to their cabin in Tennesse for my niece’s birthday. Their cabin is at the top of a bluff overlooking the Wolf River. Each morning I would rise early and sit looking out the window at the grays and browns of the surrounding forest. You begin to see the greens of the evergreens and the bleached ochres of the dry leaves. I – of course – had taken my crayons and paints with me. I did two little paintings of my impressions of the view off the deck.
I used the crayons and shrink wrap technique to start the painting. This gave me the background texture and the location of the trees. I then used crayons, paint and colored pencil to finish the paintings. I also used sepia ink markers on this one.
We had two days of rain and the atmosphere was very heavy and misty. These were done on FLUID – sorry! NOT LIQUID – paper. I finished both of my small blocks of watercolor paper while in Tennessee so I will definitely need to get more. This is great paper to use for experimentation. Very cost effective!