Tuesday, 17 September 2013

S t r e t c h i n g it a bit....

One of my favourite tools in the studio came from the kitchen.  A roll of stretch wrap is invaluable in my opinion!

All this technique takes is a paintbrush, water, support, paint and plastic wrap.

 A thin wash of diox purple paint over your support,

 and a layer of plastic wrap squished over top and left to dry,

will yield you this lovely pattern when the wrap is lifted.

 It's been repeated here with a light layer of quinacridone violet,

and again with a layer of ultramarine blue.

It's important to note this can be done with thicker paint, although you will need to lift the plastic wrap before it's completely dry to avoid having the wrap become a permanent part of your painting!

The background of Garden Patterns II was done using this method - it's a lively way to start a painting!

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