Morning Mists and Cooler Weather

'Morning Mists'. Mixed Media

I know! We English are never happy with the weather. I do love the sun but it's been so hot these last weeks that it's difficult to get much done in my studio after about 2pm. Escaping, in my painting, to some slightly cooler, atmospehric autumn days ...

Mixed Media (watercolour, acrylic inks and oil pastel) on Arches Board.


Comments

Maggie Latham said…
Theresa, your new mixed media paintings are really lovely.
Theresa Evans said…
Thanks Maggie .. I've always found it difficult to stay away from my crayons!
This is exciting stuff! I love 'Tom's Wood'. I would love to feel some of that coolness right now. It's been too hot for me...
Theresa Evans said…
Me too! Roll on a peaceful, cool night's sleep!

Thanks :) .. I'm really enjoying working in mixed media again.
How do you find the Arches board to work on, what kind of surface has it? I think the mixed media works beautifully in your composition there is lots to see, the trees are lovely and the bird really stands out so well giving us a feeling we are there too listening to his song. We had a big rain storm here around tea time yesterday and I thought it must now be the end of the lovely warm weather, yet today once again the sun is shining!
Theresa Evans said…
Hi Caroline. Actually, it's a lovely surface and I've come to prefer it to stretched Arches paper although I still have some to use up! This one has a NOT surface which is the same as the unstretched paper, so more texture. It's lovely for sky washes and soft misty effects. The added benefit is that you can skip the stretching step as it's always ready to paint on :). Often I do prefer a HP surface so that I can create my own texture but it depends on my subject.

Yes, we had thunder storms too but it's gone hot again ... not so much as last week though, thankfully! Thanks for your comments :)
Jean Lurssen said…
Using mixed media allows one to really be creative with watercolors. I like the way you have built up the distant painting with the misty distant areas and the dark branches in the foreground. Very effective.
Theresa Evans said…
Thanks Jean. Yes, I'm a true fan of mixed media techniques. It certainly does encourage more creativity and plenty of "what if?" questions during the painting process.