Saturday, May 29, 2010

Bamboo Triptych

Bamboo Triptych 
(3) Panels each panel 7-1/2" x 17-1/2"
Framed with bamboo and jute

I enjoy trying different types of paintings and this one is different from most of my work.  However, it was fun to do and turned out to be an interesting painting.

A triptych is a series of three paintings which together make a whole.

Watercolor tip:
  • Sketch in the bamboo with little detail on three sheets of watercolor paper or one large sheet in a continuous stalk. 
  • Begin painting the large bamboo stalk using a large flat brush.  Paint a separate wash for each section of the bamboo stalks.  To keep the painting consistent, work on all three (3) panels simultaneously.
  •  After the painting has dried, tear the edges of the painting around all edges. 
  •  To "frame" the painting, use jute and bamboo stalks.

Step outside of your "comfort zone" and painting something different---you'll enjoy it and be pleased with your results.

Happy Painting!

1 comment:

Ally Lifewithally said...

I would love to be able to paint something as lovely as you do ~ you make it sound so simple to do ~ Ally x