Landscape Reflection Abstraction On Masa Paper
Painting - Pure Watercolor On Masa Paper
A landscape abstraction created on Masa paper by crinkling up the dry sheet, soaking it in clean water for a few seconds, un-crinkling it and holding it folded in half in my hand (like an open taco shell) and then flooding with a medium wash of a purple watercolor to fill the cracks and create the shoreline, tilted and pulled to create trees and reflections, then laid on a paper substrate that I glued it to, dried thoroughly, and added the colors to represent sky, sun, trees, water.
Masa paper comes with a "smooth" side and a "fuzzy" side. Different artists hold that they like to work on one vs. the other. I have done other pieces where I did the crinkle/color application to create batik-like cracks on the back or "fuzzy" side, dried it, then painted on the smooth "front" side with the batik cracks showing through softly in my painted image.
1st Place Win in the Water Abstracts contest, August 2021
2nd Place win in the Abstracts That Look Like Something They Are Not, September 2021
1st Place Tie in the Turnerish Paintings contest, September 2021
Featured in these FAA groups:
Painting Cafe, January 2016
Midwest America Artists, January 2016
Abstracted Landscape, December 2020
January 25th, 2016
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