I coated a sheet of 300 lb watercolour paper with gesso and then painted it with lots of acrylic paint (like the floral part but all over the paper), then I did negative painting to create the blossoms and the pot. Lastly I applied pastels to some of the acrylic and this is my outcome.

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Comment by Susan G. on January 21, 2018 at 2:15pm

Absolutely beautiful Wanda! And the paper adds to the whole effect.

Comment by Marion on January 19, 2018 at 5:48pm

Beautiful. Love the colours and effect.

Comment by Ian Greig on January 17, 2018 at 5:25pm

Very nice Wanda, Interesting approach with lovely outcome.

Comment by Linda Wooding on January 16, 2018 at 12:31pm

Beautiful!! I love your choice of palette colours...wow!!

Comment by Wenda Spooner on January 6, 2018 at 4:29pm

lovely painting Wanda2 great palette. I love the soft ones :) I too am curious. do you put these under glass?  thanks for sharing the process with us.

Comment by Sarah Irland on January 6, 2018 at 12:34pm

How beautiful, Wanda!  I love the soft colors and the natural look of the plant.  What a great result of your process.

I have painted a few acrylic paintings on watercolor paper using gesso and acrylics (no pastels) as you describe and find it works pretty well.  However, I always feel like I need to put them behind glass when framed as they seem a bit more fragile than canvas or hardwood.    What will you do with this one?

Comment by Ken Dinneen on December 29, 2017 at 12:17pm

Wow,  you are doing some fun stuff!  Love the flowers!

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