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Textures- and watercolor- a continued source of fascination and challenge to me. I have purchased many books to learn how other artists have textured their paintings. I have seen and tried many; adding salt, dishwasher rinse fluid, rubbing alcohol, wax crayon, charcoal, powdered graphite, fabric, cassette tape, more. I have imagined experiments, including covering paint with snow and into the garden soil and leaves.
Recently I wondered what sand would do with watercolor.
Here is my experiment-
I posted this on my facebook page, https://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Art-of-Patrcia-Allingham-Carlson/151439547637 and got a comment from Irene Palowski that it looked like a car. A car? I had never painted a car before. I was intrigued, so I tackled a Cadillac! Thank you Irene.
A classic Pink Cadillac cruises through the universe, glowing with wild colors. A vehicle with some energy for sure! This painting is 15 x 11 inches and available for sale, original and print.
As an artist who chooses to paint nature and spirit, I never would have chosen this subject matter if it hadn’t shown up in my experiment. And that is what I love about experimenting; new discoveries. Plus I get to play with messy materials, and that is just plain fun!
Have a very good day.