Thursday, December 31, 2009

perfect day to paint

It's snowing outside and I am inside painting...a great way to end the year! Years ago I stopped all the hoopla about having to be somewhere on new Year's Eve. Now I just enjoy staying home. I usually stay up to bring in the new year and then head to bed. The party scene thankfully ended years ago.

I did some experimentation today. Using an old algebra page from an 1830's school book, I mounted it onto thick paper stock and then covered all with matte medium to act as a ground. I then used watercolor paints to paint on the old math page. I've wanted to do this for some time. The idea of using watercolor paints and collaged paper intrigues me. I want to expand on this idea.


&rew said...

Very nice, E-beth! Happy New Painting Year!!! &rew

Melanie's Randomness said...

I love that it's a math page & you made it beautiful!! Happy New Year!! =)