Mixed Media Still Life with Bottle
Our weekly painting. This one narrowly escaped the trash. It started out as an experiment with walnut stain on rough watercolor paper – pretty unsuccessful and resistant to rescue efforts with conté crayon. Then I applied pastel, but had a tough time with the texture. I washed that off, but some of it stuck, I tried watercolor (what did I have to lose at this point?) Dull, very dull.So I re-opened my pastel box, found a charcoal pencil and did what you see here. Then it started raining so I had to come in. Is the use of mixed media a confession of incompetence in one particular medium? Hmm, what do you think?
Have a look at Ronell’s interpretation of this theme at < http://rnllvanwyk.blogspot.com/>