Sunday, September 2, 2012

Afternoon Rain on the Savannah

Afternoon Rain on the Savannah

This landscape came together rather quickly this afternoon.  I tried two new techniques, at least new to me.  First, yesterday I tried the CitraSolve on an old National Geographic magazine technique.  If you have not tried this method for creating a background it is truly amazing.  Here are some references to check out if you are interested.

Somerset Studio Magazine, The Art of Paper and Mixed Media, September/October 2012, article by Kayann Ausherman

Exhibition 36 by Susan Tuttle, Serendipitous Solvent Papers, article by Katie Kendrick

Diana Trout has a great "how to" video on her blog  http://dianatrout.typepad.com/blog/2010/08/fun-with-citrasolv.html

Gary Reef has a YouTube video on the process as well  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mSwaIorBluc&feature=related

Second,  I  tried a matte medium transfer.  Once all was dry I added some watercolor and some gold glaze.  You will also see some washi tape in the landscape.


Anonymous said...

I love the CitraSolve technique. It works on some old magazines as well. This is a beautiful spread!

Cathy Farrell said...

This is gorgeous, John! Thanks for the links.

tgarrett said...

Love this John!

Anonymous said...

How fun! Just ran across your blog, and mention of my magazine article in Somerset Studio! I love your Afternoon Rain on the Savannah piece!

john said...

Thank you. I just visited your amazing blog. I love working with CitraSolv.