Friday, 13 August 2010

REFLECTIONS NOVA SHOW SHERRINGHAM

Have been planning my trio for the Reflections show. After chosing images from a trip to Mundsley beach with the girls (grand children) when I photo'd them playing as well as the surfers, I started one in watercolour. It just looked rather bland, so used it as my draft and decided to get out my new Lana Vanguard similar to YUPO and work in acrylic inks.

Here is the result of number one of a lonely surfer walking along the beach. It was great fun to do and I feel the result is quite interesting particularly as I used salt in the foreground sand area.

Here are some close ups where you can see the effect of acrylic inks on this shiny plastic surface.


Took this photo before I added more white foam around the bottom of the wooden posts.


Here you can see where the course sea salt granules and ground salt were scattered.
I think I shall be happy with this technique for the three pieces. Probably will decide on the one of the girls skipping towards the shoreline, both of them with both their feet off the ground and I can strengthen the reflected images in the wet sand.

Number three yet to be decided upon between a life guard putting out wonderful coloured flags to tell the surfers the condition of the sea and a couple which looks like a dad and son carrying their surf boards down to the sea.


I'll keep you posted. haa haa!

9 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Joan, You have achieved such great effect on that surface. This will be a super series/trio.

Vicki Greene said...

This is going to be a great series and it is off to a great start. Love that texture!

RHCarpenter said...

I really like the yupo painting, Joan, but I've been told not to use salt on it - for some reason you never get all the particles off and it can reconstitute the paint and soak up moisture there. I haven't had that happen to one without salt...hope it doesn't happen to you.

香雅威君 said...

Subtlety is better than force. ......................................................................

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Glad you like the technique girls. Rhonda thanks for advice but I immediately went and read the info supplied with these new Lana Vanguard from France and in the user recommendations it includes ...'sprinkle with salt...' but it does say 'small amount' Ah well I'll just have to wait and see.

RHCarpenter said...

I do hope it works, Joan, because it's a wonderful painting.

佳張張張張燕張張張張張 said...

回應是最大的支持^^y~~~甘吧嗲............................................................

Sandy Maudlin said...

WOW! So liking the unexpected and refreshing look this has. Can't wait for the next one.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Regarding the salt, since you're using acrylic inks, it's no problem at all. The salt can rewet watercolors if the humidity is high, but scrylics are permanent and cannot be rewetted. I use salt in the fluid acrylics on YUPO. Such fun, isn't it!?!