I follow a few quilter’s blogs, and one of my very favorites is Tierney’s at Tierney Creates. She showed us some quilt blocks and projects she is working on in a recent post, and suddenly I had my inspiration for today’s painting: I would paint my own quilt block! And I would call refreshing autumn breezes and gorgeous leaves to mind as I paint. This is roughly 5 x 8″ on Arches 140-lb. cold-press paper:
I do enjoy working in watercolor, but I’ve been missing my lovely Golden acrylic paints a whole lot here lately. Color that glows from within, easy to apply, dries quickly or slowly depending upon what you mix it with, and whose vibrant opacity covers a multitude of issues…what’s not to love? I even got some metallic copper in there, oh, it is so much fun! Once I got the initial watercolor wash in, I wasn’t really happy with all of the color choices I’d made, so I turned to my friendly Golden acrylics in hansa yellow medium, quinacridone magenta, quinacridone burnt orange and Golden acrylic glazing liquid to turn these paints into a glaze that I could use over large areas to help unify my painting. (As a Blick Art Materials affiliate, purchases from these links help support my site. Enjoy Free Shipping until 11:59 pm Central time on Friday 7/29, and thank you!)
Well, the weekend is almost here and I hope you make the time to do a few things you really enjoy this weekend. Savor the moments! Peace.