Today we hosted a workshop by Tasha Sprovtsoff with the goal of using her Gelli print process to create a ground for watercolor painting. I made this print with a layer of Golden’s transparent watercolor ground, Daniel Smith’s Cadmium red, yellow spritzed with Ultramarine and Prussian Blue. I made a graphite drawing and painted in the street scene and people.
Title: London Chinatown, Gelli That.
Watercolor Gelli print.
Watercolor Gelli print with graphite drawing.
Watercolor Gelli print and painting.
Thank you, Tasha, for sharing your knowledge and skills with us!
Do you ever feel like your art is asking to be more, but you’re not sure what “more” could mean? Well, my work has been in transition this year, and this piece, Lifted, marks a new direction for me in my painting. Fresh off the easel Chinatown London: Lifted is what I call a breakthrough painting that lifts me into a new area of work. A recent trip to London and Wales inspires it. It’s watercolor with Swiss-made Neocolor ii water-soluble wax pastels on the lanterns. I made them glow with a glaze of Schminke’s watercolor pigments, in quinacridone yellow and transparent orange, over the wax media.