Time to lighten up - all Milliande wanted for this page was for us to experiment with our art supplies by doing a still life with pears.  I wanted to play more with the idea of liquifying the water soluble oil pastels with gesso, so I sketched and colored in the image with the pastels, then mixed a little gesso with water and started dabbing.
Curiously, it was working the exact opposite of what I had expected - instead of blending the colors, it was setting and sealing them.  It wasn't even creamy!  I looked at the bottle and realized what I had done - I grabbed matte medium instead of gesso!

After I finished, I decided I could fix it a little.  I did get out some gesso for real, and colored over some the the worst parts, and blended it in.  It's not what I originally set out to do, but it was an interesting experiment.

Juliet Arrighi


Beach Cat ! said...

wonder if that is how van gogh did his work?

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love the great colors in the green pears-look at the dimension you have achieved.... and in the background....pretty colors. I would love to try this if I could draw....Do you suppose people can try this with stamped images, or would the black leak or smear all over???