Sunday, June 5, 2011

Image Transfer Update . . . New Painting :)

Let Us Grow . . .
mixed media on 9x12 watercolor paper

Good morning my friends! Hope you are enjoying a lovely Sunday morning wherever you may be! Excited to see so many of you entered my giveaway! Yesterday I had some studio time so I decided to get back to my image transfers that I shared with you a few days ago! I wasn't really sure what I was going to do so I just grabbed pink and green paint and started randomly brushing it on the paper being sure to maintain my images.

I really hated the colors I chose so I grabbed some white gesso to tone them down. And then I added some yellow since it still wasn't looking how I wanted it to. I was trying to work off of the yellow tones I saw in the tree image transfer. Then I grabbed some of my water soluble crayons in an olive green and raw umber and shaded around the outside to give some perspective. I used the raw umber to draw in the tree branches and leaves. Just as I was finishing with that those words popped into my head and I quickly grabbed my letter stamps before I forgot them!

Here is how it started out in case you missed that post!

I typically don't work on watercolor paper but I liked how the transfers came out on the paper and wanted to complete the piece. This scanned image is not as rich as the colors in the original. Ahhh, still struggling with photos of my work! I don't often get in the zone but yesterday I was and I think that is when I connect the most with my work . . .


  1. Wonderful result--it's good to keep going until you know it's right!

  2. Wonderful Cathy, so glad you finished this one. The words are so perfect with the image. Well done.

  3. You did a great job with this -- you had an idea and then let it go from there -- it's really beautiful and the words are what make it complete (IMO!!). xo

  4. Gorgeous work, as always! :)

  5. So loving this... I honestly don't know how you do it! It's beautiful


  6. this is simply dreamy! I love it, it caught my attention when I was looking through my blog list. It's neat to see what it looked like before you did your magic. I wish we could always be in the zone, look at the beautiful work that comes when you can feel truly connected.

  7. Love the transfere! And you did a wonderful job finishing it off.

  8. the transfer looks so cool! great job...xo