Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Creating texture with Charcoal Powder, Birch Trees

This painting, Roots and Rocks, #1, is image size 11" x 15".   I'm preparing for my next home studio workshop, "Graphite Pours to Create Texture".  This painting started using charcoal powder and then pouring a big bucket of water on the paper!  This process is explained in Virginia Cobb's book, Discovering the Inner Eye, Experiments in Watermedia .  I love textures and I find that starting with texture on the paper, leads to inspiration for completing the painting.  It was fun to go back to traditional painting for a change.  But tomorrow, it's back to abstracts!

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  1. Love this, Karen!!! I have yet to get a good result with this technique but I will keep trying.

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    1. Thanks, Myrna. I, too, have lots to learn about this process. I have a friend who is a master at it. Jan Wise is her name. I'd love to take a private lesson from her to learn more about it, cuz it's so much fun!

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  2. Karen yes love it too. creeeaaative !
    Do you make you own charcoal powder?
    I too have tried this with no efforts that I liked.
    good job

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    1. No, I use Creta Color charcoal powder.

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  3. I love this technique and your painting. I love doing that technique but definitely have not mastered it! Great Job!

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  4. This is a BEEEEutiful piece. I love it as much as the first time I saw it. You are one talented lady.

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    1. This is a new painting, Kathie. But it is the same procedure as the one that I did for you guys at Madeline. Have a great time there next week!

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