Sunday, August 31, 2008

Small Leaf Macro

I've been experi-
menting with Golden Crackle Paste. This was done on a 5"x5" Aquabord with mostly fluid acrylics and a drop or two of acrylic ink. I tinted the crackle paste with yellow and did the rest with washes and brushwork. The ref photo is one taken by my sister, photographer Roberta Fair.

8 comments:

Melissa Fischer said...

Very cool! You're doing such interesting stuff.

Melissa

Sandy Maudlin said...

You are such a diverse and exciting artist. I really enjoyed your blog and how you shared your life. Thnank you - and be sure to get some YUPO paper to play on too. I think you would enjoy it.

Anonymous said...

Deb,
Perfect technique to portray the surface texture and the veins. Very cool!
Roberta

Jutta said...

Yep, this is my alltime favorite so far!!!
Gorgeous, textures and colours!!!

Deb Townsend said...

Glad you all like it! Jutta, wait 'til I do one in RED!!! :)

Randy Carboni said...

Hey Deb, this came out really cool. I thought it was a photo at first. Can't wait to see the next one on Yupo :-)

Queen*B Studio said...

Hi Deb,

I just bought crackle paste myself and am a bit uneasy about using it on my work lol. I know the best thing to do is tint it first as it has a tendancy to yellow. Do you apply the washes over it before or after it dries? (I have read several opinions on that) Besides my question you have amazing work here! :) I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who has a variety of ideas in their work. Happy creating!

Dawn

Deb Townsend said...

Hi Dawn,

I had to go back and look to see what I did with this one. I had taken some pics and found that I did tint it with some yellow first. Before any other washes were done, I let it dry completely. I really enjoyed how the little cracks can fill with pigment, but on another one I did, I found that I just went too far and some of the pieces lifted. I'm sure I had too much water.

Thanks for your kind words about my work. I love playing and trying new things!

Deb