Thursday, August 12, 2010

Summer Landscape with Masa

Summer Landscape with Masa
Originally uploaded by linfrye
Watercolor on Masa Paper
9" x 12"

Working on masa paper has its own set of challenges and wonderful surprises: the way the paper winds up crinkling, the way those crinkles 'take' the paint, the way lines won't go in the direction you may want, the challenge of getting just the right tone since lightening any area damages the paper. Still, it is so much fun working with this type of rice paper and its wonderful personality ---!

The "Plant a Row" gardens are getting an overall today. The intense summer heats, inconsistent rains, influx of insects have all taken their toll on the plants. We'll save those plants we can to coax through the fall, but we'll refresh the soil, clean beds and prepare these areas for planting fall crops. We've about another month of calendar 'summer' ... so for us, its time to 'think' fall and the crops we can share with those in need.

Have a great day!


Lorraine said...

I love it all -- the beautiful sky; the far trees and the foreground trees, the bits of color for foliage/flowers and especially the texture. Overall a wonderful piece composition and so interesting. Can't wait to try it.

Teri C said...

Sounds like a challenge that you mastering quite well.