The Earth Reliant Artist

Trace Willans All Natural Mixed Media

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Whats Happenin?

I know this is not a great photo but these critters are shy
If you zoom in you will see a joey
just about to skitter back into the pouch
This is our first little one sighting for the season

The Soak
This is over on our winter creek
We pumped out of it and into the duck pond last weekend

Begginings of something for over here
Best get a wriggle on it is due by the end of the year!!!

This is a large sheet of watercolour paper
I used only chinese waterbased ink,
milk paint with titanium dioxide
and a watersoluble graphite stick

 Some pieces I have been working on in town
I love the way the light shines through
These were taken in front of the kitchen window
as the only other spot I can take pics is outside
and it is pouring with rain out there

This is a smaller piece 8 x 15"
It will be cut into 3 pieces
and mounted on board
then waxed
and sent to the local Art Centre
to be auctioned

and just for fun
ink and milk paint

x te


Lynda Howells said...

This is probably a stupid question but what is milk paint and do u make yr own ? Lynda

Trace Willans said...

I do make my own and there are no silly questions. Traditionally milk paint was made by souring milk collecting the curds washing them adding an alkaline and then thinning and mixing with pigment or now you can buy the active ingredient which is casein. I have short cut this process and mix pigment with skim milk powder and water. It makes a beautiful paint, it is not as strong as 'real' milk paint but I am not painting skirting boards and I do seal everything with wax.

Leslie Avon Miller said...

I tried to zoom in on the image of the baby roo, but couldn't. I'm sure it is cute! Also, love your header image!