Sunday, February 12, 2012

Happy Valentine's Day!

It is Valentine's Day this week, so I am taking the opportunity to send my love to you all. This is a cropped portion of a recent painting. I have tried lots of new techniques lately. On this painting, I have collaged in some of my fabric. I have never done much collage, but it is lots of fun. I also tried watercolor crayons for the first time. Did you know you could use them on top of acrylics? They make lovely washes. I have used watercolor pencils many times, but I always thought that the crayons wouldn't blend well enough with a wet brush, so I was happily surprised. I can't wait to use them more in depth.

My daughter was in my studio the other day looking at the supplies gathered on every surface and said, "You sure have a lot of paint!" I looked and thought how happy it makes me to be surrounded by so many beautiful colors every day. Is there anything nicer than art supplies?


  1. Nice Jane - I have been wanting to try some new techniques too but haven't taken the time yet. Nice job. Being surrounded by art supplies is pretty nice, yes. ;-)

  2. That's really pretty, Jane!

    And I've recently bought some water-soluble wax crayons but not had time to try them out yet. I think they could be very exciting for me to use because I do prefer to avoid using brushes and mixing paint wherever possible. I'm hoping they'll do things that my soft pastels and oil pastels can't.

  3. Hi Jane, just stopping by to say how delightful your blog is. Thanks so much for sharing. I have recently found your blog and am now following you, and will visit often. Please stop by my blog and perhaps you would like to follow me also. Have a wonderful day. Hugs, Chris

  4. Beautiful work! I have never used water soluble crayons but I think I may give them a try. :-)