" Reflection "- Gelatos on Canvas
Hello everyone, Swarup here with a canvas that's worth framing!.......
Last week we had some totally unseasonal warmth and of course instead of snow we had some really heavy downpour. This painting is a reflection of that beautiful winter evening . As I was driving through this rain , I noticed these beautiful colors being reflected in a puddle by the traffic signal, perhaps of the lights, colors of the cars and the sky, all blended together so well that it called for a beautiful painting!
..and what better way to depict water than by using water soluble Gelatos!
Here is step by step tutorial , so you can create one yourself..........
Step 1- Start with a pre- gessoed canvas or apply 2 layers of gesso befor you start , it helps the color to spread more evenly and easily. Apply mettalic Teal Gelato and spray water using a spray bottle enough to move the color and let it drip. These Gelatos are soft and creamy and full of rich pigment , they move so easily and despite all the water, the colors stay extremely vibrant.
Step 2- Apply metallic blue Gelato and repeat step 1
Step 3- Continue adding more colors and spraying them until they drip
Step 4- Add a hint of red Gelato and spray and tilt the canvas.
Step 5- Once you are satisfied with the depth of colors and the canvas is completely dry, take a bottle cap and stamp those circles and fill them in using Stampers Big Brush Pens .
There you have it ..all done and ready to frame!....hope you are inspired and give it a try!
Swarup M. I am a self taught watercolorist and a trained textile designer . Over the last 20 years I have learned how to blend them both and bring that into my Papercrafting. I have been scrapbooking and card making for more than a decade now and immensely enjoy creating these mini masterpieces as I like to call them. I consider every card I create to be a miniature piece of art and usually favor a clean and simple style in my card making..and enjoy a bolder look in my Art journals. I enjoy photography and love to travel.
I blog as Sanketi and love sharing my work with others. I have been published in Designed to color magazine , Simply Handmade and Cards Magazines.