Sunday, June 5, 2011

Edge Painting

I started a new sketch book yesterday and decided to start with an edge painting.



Muckenthaler Park, Fullerton
Edge Painting
Pat Reese, Watercolor
 

The closed book shows no image until the pages are flared.
  This kind of painting has been done for a long time and you can find information on this website http://foreedge.bpl.org/node/923 . I haven't tried it until, after a nice long walk this morning, I noticed that this sketch book would be a perfect opportunity to try.  It's fun to do.  Just bend the pages so that the pages are flared out and then clamp them till the painting is dry.  Use a dry brush method to keep the watercolor from bleeding.

8 comments:

Claire M said...

Wow... is that ever a cool idea! Your painting is awesome for this. Wish I could see it in person. Very exciting!

Laure Ferlita said...

Oh how fun is that and your painting is wonderful!

Cathy said...

Beautiful! ... and so nice so see you around!

Felicity said...

Love this idea Pat, I'd never heard of it before. Your painting is beautiful!

jane minter said...

i really like the format pat of your sketch ...thanks for the interesting link pat ... will be a special sketchbook ...your grandson's painting is brilliant

Desiree said...

I want to see in person can you bring on the 12th? Gorgeous

Katie said...

Hello my friend! Its been so long, so glad to see you're keeping up with your blog! I've been on FB more with MiaMoo Designs. YOu can find me there :)

Desiree said...

Hey, I know you did this to make me wish I was there! We were just talking about this!

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