"MAGIC FOREST" 11028, daily painter abstract landscape © Carol Nelson Fine Art


It's all about having fun, right?  See all those squiggles in the background?  If you click on the image you can see them better.  Those are gloss medium poured on the yupo paper.  I think I like the effect with gloss medium, which I poured right out of the bottle, better than clear tar gel, which I had to drizzle from a palette knife.

The "trees" are cut up from another piece of yupo.  You can't paint stuff like this deliberately!  Just spray the paint on and let it flow where it wants.  You can see how the gel medium created little barriers to the flow here and there.

I wasn't thinking "I'm going to paint a whimsical forest" - but I saw it in the swirls of paint on the paper.  That's the tricky part.

I have a really nice mat and frame for this piece.  For purchase information, please click here to go to my website.


Anonymous said...

This is so delightful! Wish I could see it in person.

Anonymous said...

It came out really nice. I love the way you start with something, and just see where it leads you.! :)

Barb said...

I really like this!

Bren said...

This looks like such a fun piece, appreciate all the little tips I pick up when I read your posts.