Sunday, June 3, 2012

How to mend a sail

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Mt. Baker
Watercolour, marker and collage
©2012 Charlene Brown

This was painted with watercolours… and then pretty well ruined with felt markers, when I attempted to add tiny little spinnakers to the sailboats. That interesting three-dimensional effect I hope you noticed was created by collaging tiny little pieces of watercolour paper (cleverly cut to exactly cover each little blotch.)
I painted two of these Strathmore 5.25” x 7.25” Watercolor Cards,’ flattened and held down with masking tape, and will present the pros and cons of that process when I write about the other card.