Saturday, 13 January 2018

Salt Techenque and Zentangle Art

Salt Technique and Zentangle Art

As an artist I find there are so many things I want to try. I found out about Zentangle while at work. During my walks through the call centre each day.   I walked by a certain rep whom in between phone calls her head  would be down.  One day I asked to see what she was doing. At first I assumed it was doodling then she educated  me on the difference between Zentangle and Doodling.  I forgot about  Zentangle for years . Now that doodling is so popular it prompted my memory. I decided it was time to give it a try.  

What is the difference between Zentangle and doodling

Zentangle is a repetitive patterns, it's also well thought out. Doodling requires no thought you go with the flow. The artist draws whatever come to mine.


I thought a colored background would have more of an impact instead of the usual black and white background that most of the Zentangle I found on the internet had. The back ground was created by using a salt technique in which you add salt to the paint then leaving it to dry.
Large grains of sea salt create more of a dramatic effect. Once dry remove the salt. The background was then ready to create what ever master piece you want. If you have no drawing skills trace the outline of a shoe then have at it.
I love the rich gold of the background.  Since this  was my first time I used simple patterns.

Check out the video link for full tutorial.

Friday, 12 January 2018

Joshua Creek

Joshua Creek

This painting is one of my favorite water colors, when my son Joshua was younger I would take him down to the creek in winter and summer and play endlessly in the creek.

Acrylic on Canvas

Ruby Red Poppies


Ruby Red Poppies- Sold

Acrylic painting on canvas 3feet by 2 1/2feet