Original fine art ©Michelle Rummel Shellrummel.com
Would you like to win one of my Fine Art Prints? The two prints featured are from a few years back and would love a new home. #1 is titled Striking Flint and is a print of a watercolor painting. #2 is titled Questionable Journey and is a print of an Ink and watercolor painting. Two very distinctive styles but reflective of my art over time.
To Enter, I’m making it simple! All you need to do is visit me over on my facebook business page:
1. LIKE the facebook Post
2. COMMENT on the Post telling us which Print resonates with you the most and why.
I will choose a winner randomly on Monday, April 13th. If inclined, I do hope you’ll follow my page there as well and do feel free to share this one along into your streams. I have a small but loyal following over on facebook. I post there regularly and enjoy the conversations that come my way. Hope you’ll jump into this one… I’d love for my art to live with you!
In keeping with the edges theme/obsession, this week I picked up some knives and began to cut paper. There is something remarkably soothing about the process… the blade is flexible, so it flows with the curves nicely…well, as nicely as the hand holding it;) You can feel it sink through fiber and the trick is to guide it smoothly. I want my paper cut lines to be delicate, fluid…just like my watercolors. Practice needed. Even more, I am intrigued by the secret layer of shadow that forms at the edges… I am experimenting with adding watercolor over, under….and in between. And there is something glorious to my eye about combining my watercolors with cut paper (and in this case, embroidery thread too…) It’s a textural dance that leads me along, a new direction that seems right. I feel my heart beating which tells me it’s real.
I am in awe of those who master this art so brilliantly. There is much learning involved and my impatience taught more than one lesson along the way in just two studio sessions. At the end of the day, my desk was covered in hundreds of shards of paper. I found that oddly satisfying:) Can’t wait to keep playing, experimenting, adding to, learning. I know the look I am trying to achieve and I see now how to get there. It feels like a gentle parting of branches when walking down a quiet path. So much to discover, just beyond… ~
Original Ink, watercolor, embroidery and paper cut ~ ©Michelle Rummel Shellrummel.com
I have found the world’s smallest paint brush. It barely holds enough paint for one fine lined brushstroke at a time, which makes the process of painting very slow and quiet, almost meditative. Which means I can concentrate on my breathing. Which, if you are me… is a very good thing. I am learning… ~
Original watercolor ©Michelle Rummel
Maybe, just maybe, the closest i’ve come to an actual doodle;)) Something about that realization I really like.
More ink and watercolor, The series continues…
Original ink and watercolor ©Michelle Rummel