This could be the scene out my studio window right now – apple blossoms and long green grasses. So although I’d intended to do a more abstract demo, I couldn’t resist. The Masa paper is wet thoroughly on both sides, crinkled up tight, then spread out and painted on with acrylic inks, first skipping over the raised crinkle to capitalize on texture, then painting thickly into the broken sizing of the fibers. Then the damp piece is mounted with gel onto 140 lb watercolor paper and flattened out.
how I long to run with wild horses
across plains down beaches through forests
not riding on but running with
the dream horses that gallop
just out of sight
there but not there
with a fleeting scent
a monumental surge of something bitter
or sweet or golden or red
a forest fire or a mountain lake
but just for a unicorn moment
now you see it now you don’t
left only with the taste of longing
We did the crinkled Masa in Monday Muses today with spectacular results. Have you tried it yet? I am quite hooked.
And have you gotten your copy of the new Muse eBook In the Company of Muses yet? We discovered that for a while this weekend the eBook was suddenly not available from our distributing service! So if you tried and failed, please try again, because it’s working again. This is a downloadable Muse eCourse in eBook form with demonstration videos not available anywhere else and lots of detailed mixed media lessons. You can read more about it on my website and purchase it for only $14.95!