Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Glue Resist Paintings
Last term I did a glue resist Dinosaur with Kindergarten.
I was impressed with the results and the kids really enjoyed seeing the Dinosaur emerge....so I decided to try this technique with a more complex painting to do with the older grades.
This Sunflower seemed to work out well but this is my second effort...I had to stop myself from painting like I usually do. Please click on photo for a closer view.
I had originally thought some architecture would show up nice but because I painted in so many details and shadows like I normally do....the glue resist effect is lost.
With this technique you need to limit your paint choices and allow the glue outline to define the painting....I will continue to fiddle with it as I am hoping I can get a stained glass effect with this technique.
Draw out your sketch in pencil....I'm using watercolor paper.
Using tacky glue outline your sketch.
Start painting...I'm using watercolor but you can also use tempera.
I like how the glue keeps the paint where you want it....
Here I started adding more detail....the glue stands out more with dark colors.
I went back over my Sunflowers with additional water to create more of a wash...much more effective.
Well tomorrow is the first day of school...excitement is in the air, my oldest starts Junior High so I will no longer see her at the school during the day. (although I am excited for her I will miss her)
I am looking forward to creating lots of new projects and I hope you tag along.