|From Here to There|
Image size 11" x 14" matted to 14" x 18"
(image based loosely on a sketch from the Putah Creek at UC Davis)
For anyone interested, I used a new tool for this piece to create some of that texture.
See that little orange tool that looks like a fork? That is the one I used. The link for the info is here. After I saw the marks that it makes (see the green shapes above) I realized I may have been able to use a plastic fork. I could use a toothpick too I suppose. Any number of pointy objects would do. I like the uniformity though of the "fork" tool. If you scrape hard enough you will go through to whatever color is below. I haven't quite thought out the solution but it occurs to me that you could easily create tone-on-tone texture. Very exciting.
OK, I am off today to pick up my entries from the Calaveras County Fair. I saw on Sunday that one of my paintings received a blue ribbon. The day that I don't get excited about something like that is the day that I chuck my brushes and paint!
Hope everyone's Monday is off to a good start. Thanks for reading and commenting.