Another Sneak Preview!

This is a preview of one of the wall pieces from my upcoming show; I’m painting the frames to match! 

Reshaping the Shadows-Understory, watermedia on paper, 14in by 11in by 2in, ©2014 Elizabeth Sanford

 

Here’s a close-up:

Reshaping the Shadows-Understory, detail, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

 

Sneak Preview!

Here’s a sneak preview of one of my watercolor sculptures for my September show at the Nashville Airport; it’s 22 inches tall, which is the largest tunnel book I’ve ever done! I had fun playing with the lighting for this one.

Reshaping the Shadows-Looking for Signs, detail, ©2014 Elizabeth Sanford

Reshaping the Shadows-Looking for Signs, detail, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

 

Here’s the complete piece with different lighting:

Reshaping the Shadows-Looking for Signs, watermedia, 22in by 18in by 8in, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

 

Reshaping the Shadows-Looking for Signs, watermedia on paper, 22in by 18in by 8in, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

Mystery Technique #27

Mystery Technique #27, ©Elizabeth Sanford

 

Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.

ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #26: First I mixed liquid yellow and blue watercolor paint on wet paper; while it was still very wet, I pressed a sheet of small bubble wrap into the paint. I popped some of the bubbles first to vary the pattern. Next I applied weights and waited for all the liquid to evaporate before removing the plastic.

Mystery Technique #26

Mystery#26, ©Elizabeth Sanford

 

Want to learn more about how this was done? Check back next month for the explanation.

ANSWER TO MYSTERY TECHNIQUE #25: This is an example of Suminagashi, an Asian paper marbling technique. I began with a tray filled with water; I made each line of color by touching just the tip of a brush loaded with ink to the water’s surface and used a fan to manipulate the series of rings. I then carefully placed a sheet of dry paper on the surface of the water to transfer the ink. Find all the traditional supplies here: http://www.colophonbookarts.com/oriental.html

Dick Blick also sells the inks and has a Suminagashi lesson plan: http://www.dickblick.com/lesson-plans/s imple-suminagashi-monoprints/  

Almost Time for Visual Storytelling!

Detail, airport installation, ©2014, Elizabeth Sanford

 

It’s almost time for Visual Storytelling, my new 4-week class at Watkins on Monday nights in July! Get more information or register here: http://register.asapconnected.com/Courses.aspx?CourseGroupID=4264

Curious about the image? It’s a sneak peak of one of the wall pieces for my airport installation.