Tuesday, March 16, 2010

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Just been catching up on my life. big events always throws things off the track, not that there was much of a track, but you know what I mean.

Yesterday was the kiddos first day of spring break, so we went to the Science Center and then Grandpa's house for lunch. A pretty good day for everyone.

Today, we clean.

I did this painting over the weekend and am pleased with the results. I used a 20 year old bottle of masking fluid to get the root effects. I bought that bottle of masking fluid in highschool and used it once. I had the idea to use it in a mixed media painting, looked for it and found it easily. Either I'm more organized than I thought, or I got very lucky. It was so fun to use, it may be showing up in future pieces.

For those of you that don't know what masking fluid is, it's a yellowish, thin fluid that you paint on, it dries, and 'masks' out the area that you painted, so you can paint over it and that area will remain untouched. Watercolorists use it primarily. Once the top coat(s) of paint are dry, you rub the 'mask' off, it's kind of rubbery when dry.

16 comments:

donny* said...

lovely take on the topic. great illustration!

Faerie Moon Creations said...

This painting is so lovely! I love the trees and especially the roots. Very evocative piece. :) Theresa

SF said...

very nice illustration! I love the textures and the colors.

Kitty Kilian said...

Well done! The masking fluid added a great touch - I just love those roots and how the background comes through in varying degrees. Like your other work as well- beautiful colours!

Indigene said...

Lovely, something about it reminds me of the Victorian era!

Diane said...

this is gorgeous, i love your style. my masking bottle, after only a year had the top so glued on I couldn't get the cap off. twenty years?! You are lucky!

Sissy Sparrows said...

Love how your style and paintings reflect this topic.

Isabelle said...

What a beautiful and original style you have, kind of picasso'esque but with a very personnal toutch... love it!! Will come back often!!

Blenda said...

Been enjoying your lovely art. So original and inspiring!
Great idea about the masking fluid!

Mindy Lacefield said...

love, love, love this painting!! i enjoy following your blog and so glad i found you in cloth paper scissors. warm wishes. take care!

mindy

Dayle's Painted Diary-Dayle Dodwell said...

What a wonderful style. Great.

Valerie Lorimer said...

Love it Sarah! The roots and textures are simply beautiful.

Sally Taylor said...

I really love the soft green color pallet. So pretty...

sheree said...

very nice image

FHNavarro said...

Great illo and textures.

Amalia K said...

Hello Sarah, you have such a unique touch in your art! Every piece looks so rich in colors and textures...totally wonderful! (^_^)