My watercolor/ink drawings begin with a pencil sketch, which I then ink somewhat to maintain the picture.
My plan began in Skagway, Alaska this summer when I spent a week with my son, daughter in law and 15 year old twin granddaughters. Skagway is known as the Last Frontier, thus my theme began.
Each pine panel had to be painted and sealed, leaving the back unsealed for the information needed. I used sepia Acrylic and a sealant.
I completed my 5 series watercolors with sepia watercolor and sepia ink, adding just one touch a color on each panel. My goal was to maintain the "old" look of the town. The watercolor paintings were then adhered to the pine panes.
Now it was time to choose, sand and stain a variety of small moldings to add around each painted panel. I painted and then rubbed two layers of acrylic to look "old" sealed them, cut to fit and glued them to the panels around each painting.
Project complete and Artist exhausted!
- Janet Rau, EGFAC Member Artist