Friday, June 19, 2009

Back in Class with Lesson 43

We began a new series of classes with a project involving sunflowers. The idea was to lift sunflower shapes out of a saturated wet background. We brushed colors on very wet paper and let them grade into each other be tipping the sheet various ways. Flowers were lifted out by dabbing with paper towels. Yellow color was added back into the petals while the paper was still damp to create soft edges. When everything was dry we brought out some of the edges by darkening the background in places. Here are some examples by Jean, Carrie, Carla and Rita.

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