Sunday, February 17, 2008

Daily Painting 502 Mother of Thousands Plein Air

This plant is slowly taking over our yard in spots, I like it though. Each little notch on the leaves will grow a new plant.

I did a demo under the painting, the first is a photo I took of a similar plant. You can click on the pictures to see them larger. I prepare the yupo paper, a couple of colors of watercolor are washed onto the paper, I blow on it and tilt the paper till I like the effect. I lay it flat and I let this dry overnight. Then I took a gel pen, drew the plant. The gel pen I used has ink that is not waterproof so it washes off.
The last part of the demo shows where I have wet sections of the flowers with plain water, blot with a paper towel. Then I start laying the colors in the blotted flowers and leaves.

I am enjoying doing something different other than my usual oil painting. The painting is 5 x 7 $100.


Linda Blondheim said...

A very cool painting Lori. Interesting process too.

Lori McNamara said...

Thank you Linda! I sure am having fun with it.

Fawn said...

Is that the name of the plant? Mother of Thousands? These are showing up everywhere in my yard, I almost painted them last week, but got side tracked again. . .
Very nice painting and effects.

Lori McNamara said...

Yes thats the name, cause they have zillions of babies. hehehe! Thanks!