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Fun with Marbling – cats

September 25th, 2013 Leave a comment Go to comments

greenmarbledcatorangemarblecatI took a paper marbling workshop with Liz Walker. I immediately got all kinds of ideas about what I was going to do with some paintings that I had already done. The workshop was two days long, and Liz promised us that we’d get messy. I walked into a room that was completely covered with old card board boxes and plastic sheeting, thinking; “Wow, a paint orgy!”
The first day began slowly as we covered blank sheets of paper with alum and water (which apparently helps the paint to stick to the paper). In the afternoon, we tried painting over some of Liz’s marbled sheets, it was fun, after all, now we were painting.

The second day we finally got to marble. From the start, it was a blast. We dropped paint drop by drop into this giant tub and watching how the colors pushed each other around. Then we just put a sheet of paper onto the water. Instant rainbows!

Both of these kitties are for sale, if you are interested, all sales proceeds go to wilderness conservation.

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  1. September 28th, 2013 at 14:49 | #1

    I like the psychedelic swirl of this technique. It’s beautiful and quite eye-catching.

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  2. September 28th, 2013 at 08:42 | #2

    Dear Mimi, both drawings are a swirling delight of color. That workshop really let an artist be free to explore. I like that.

    Susan Kane is a blogger I follow. She has a grandson, Samuel, who is only three I think and is really loved and talented. She did a series of three postings about his recent adventure at a laboratory. I’m not sure what the group was testing, but Samuel got to be by himself in a room with all sorts of art supplies. If you’re interested in the outcome, go to http://thecontemplativecat.blogspot.com/2013/09/samuel-and-testpart-3.html
    There you’ll be able to click on the 1st and the 2nd posting in the series.


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