Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Boy Nature

I did this little drawing to test out a finishing wax treatment. The drawing is carbon, graphite, watercolour and guoache on watercolour paper. I brushed on melted parrafin wax and burnished it with a metal canning lid. I am opposed to putting glass over these mixed media drawings and this is an option for protecting the pieces- but I miss the texture of the paper and am going to keep trying different approaches.
The drawing is of my son and a dog called Charlie. We spent a lot of time just outside Algonquin park this summer (hence the infrequent posts!) and thinking about how being surrounded by the natural world affects our children.....  

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