Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Peony Time

The peonies are so luscious and full this year!  However, the constant rain is making them droop. I wait all year for them to bloom again so it's always a rush to try and capture them in their essence.
This is the first time I've painted on Clayboard (aquaboard) and it's a lot of fun.  The colors stay vibrant and it's so forgiving and versatile. I'm using Brusho too on this so a lot of joyous experimenting is going on. You can lift the color with water and a brush, or use bleach to whiten out an area.  I'm going to need a bulk order of these boards-the possibilities are endless!

5 comments:

Polly Birchall said...

I can see what you mean. It is very vibrant. Can you move the paint around as much as on paper. The peonies are so lovely.

Christy Lemp said...

Hi Polly, yes you can move the paint around quite a bit and lift at any time because it doesn't get absorbed as much as on regular paper. Are you still playing with Brusho too?

renate said...

Hello Christy:) I'm new on your blog. I saw your work and loved it right away:) Your peonies are beautiful of color. I love to use aquaboard too. I should use it more often...

Christy Lemp said...

Hi Renate, thanks for visiting. The aquaboard is a little pricey, but you can go crazy with color on it; very fun!

JANE MINTER said...

enjoy christy ! ...i'd like to experiment with brusho too