Back in 2009, I was experimenting with loosening up my watercolor techniques. I enjoyed painting with lots of detail using ink and watercolor, but after many years of painting that way, I struggled with letting watercolor do what it did best: be spontaneous.
I recalled learning some Asian brush techniques that utilized both ink and watercolor that utilized the spontaneous nature of the medium. The painting here is not true Asian spontaneous painting, it is actually a combination of the detail styled work I used to do and the spontaneous techniques. I suppose this could be considered a bridge piece, as I began to stretch and develop my painting skills. On an earilier, now defunct blog I posted my process, which I have shared below.
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About My Work
My primary medium is hand embroidery, but I do occasionally work with yarn, pencil, pen, and paint. I also offer commissioned hand-embroidered pet portraits.