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Tuesday, February 3, 2009

FEBRUARY 3, 2009

Hello everyone, and anyone reading this blog.
Its been awhile since I blogged, in fact this is the first time this New Year of 2009. I can't believe its already February.

I have been trying some new things, for Christmas I received a kit about Chinese brush painting, so I have been dabbling in it. Now it looks so easy, their art is so graceful and simple, I just love it! However for me, it is very difficult to master.

I have been painting on Mulberry paper, that alone is a challenge, maybe not for everyone but for me it really is.

Mulberry paper is very thin and once you put the paint on it, you can't correct it because it is so very thin and tears easily if you try to remove any paint, it is a good idea to mount it with silicone release paper. Silicone release paper is the paper that is left after you peel off various labels. You take the silicone paper and iron it on to the back of mulberry rice paper, just to give it some strength. The fluffy edges of the mulberry paper makes a nice art piece to add to your scrapbook pages.

I do have a gold fish I painted, and it is listed on ETSY right now; when you look at it, please be kind, I am just a beginner with painting on mulberry paper, but I will not give up.

Now below is a painting I tried to do with the Chinese method, but I can't say I have it down yet. It is a 6" x 9" painting done on regular watercolor paper of a Castle in Germany. The Neuschwanstein Castle, royal palace in the Bavarian Alps of Germany. My son, last year was stationed there in Germany and he brought many beautiful pictures back, this was one of them, and this is my version. Hope you enjoy it!

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1 comment:

Marlene said...

That is beautiful Myrna, I love your watercolors anyway and always have. Now to check out your fish.