Sunday, March 18, 2012

"Joyful Dancing"

($300.00...12" x 24"...mounted on a 2.0" depth clayboard)

"You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing. You have taken away my clothes of mourning, and clothed me with joy, that I might sing praises to you and not be silent. O Lord, my God, I will give you thanks forever." (Psalm 30: 11, 12)

This is a cropped section of a piece for an upcoming exhibit called "New Beginnings". You are all cordially invited to attend the Opening Reception this coming Friday evening, March 23rd, from 7:00 - 9:00 at Hill Country Bible Church NW.  You can access the actual invitation (front and back) at the following links:

This particular piece was created on 300lb HP Arches Watercolor Paper. It has been my experience that a much heavier paper is needed to do a Pouring Medium technique if you go much beyond an 8 x 10 size. I do believe the color actual responds better on this paper, but another good (less expensive) choice for most smaller sizes is 140lb HP Arches or another brand of watercolor or printmaking paper in a similar weight. The colors in this piece are absolutely brilliant when viewing the original. As always, I waited until after the pouring to match the text with the image. You could literally drive yourself nuts trying to do it the other way around.

After trying many different kinds of varnishes and having a near disaster with Krylon Triple recommendation is Golden Gloss Archival Varnish. It works very consistently and gives the piece depth without being so glossy that it is blinding. This is a much more complicated piece than a 6" x 6", but it was very fulfilling to work on larger sizes for a change. Just a few more things to think about.

Please contact me personally to inquire about this piece.

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