Monday, December 15, 2008

Just a Little Piece of Wood

I wanted to try the Golden Absorbent Grounds again (makes any surface a watercolor surface) so I put a couple of coats on this little piece of wood (2.75x 5.50) I got from Michael's. It worked really nicely although the texture from the wood absorbs the colors and makes some slight absorbent runs but nothing earth shattering. So the answer to that would probably be sanding just a bit just before I painted to make a smoother surface. It's really cute. I like it. Maybe I will make some more. Just love those Poppies--as as you see I haven't beaten my Poppy addiction yet. I did paint a few Irises but I am not sure they are blog- worthy yet. I will have to practice up some more.

Hope everyone is having a joyful and blessed season so far!! I love you all and so enjoy reading your comments and looking at your blogs. You are all so talented in your own ways. xoxo

5 comments:

lori vliegen said...

i love this! it would look perfect in your etsy shop! :)

Jo Wholohan said...

fantastic martha, had no idea about the absorbant grounds, off to get my hands on some of that LOL

Doda said...

Cool, I've never heard of this medium before. Sounds exciting. And I love your poppies.

Gifts of Creation said...

where do you find the golden absorbent grounds? That sounds neat!!
Magdalene

Tess said...

I love the shape of this one. I've nevr heard of that product before either. Iris's? You've made an Iris painting? Oh can't wait to see, I love Iris's. My mother-in-law started the yard in them and I have continued. I have browns and reds along the drive. Orange and yellows in the back and a bed of white Iris in the front. There are different types too, some bearded, some dainty and some needing weeded out desperately. I can't wait to see your's in watercolor....

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