Daily Archives: June 13, 2011

Cray pas and watercolor? huh?

I had an idea last week – why not mix cray pas with watercolor? Oil and water could create unexpected and hopefully very cool results. So, I tried drawing different images and lines on different kinds of paper and then painted watercolor on to it. The oily lines repelled the wet paint and retained the […]


The beauty of wrinkles

Crinkled masa paper plus watercolor provides some interesting effects. I’ve done 4 paintings now, experimenting with this technique, and I have to say I’m really liking the effects you can get. The peonies pictured below turned out really soft and transparent-looking. Almost as if I’d used layers of colored tissue paper to make the image. […]