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I am interested in nature photography and photo art and travels
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Friday, January 25, 2019

Coral reef and Grand Prismatic

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 After I wet and flattened the leather I placed them on a black board I already had. I glued them on with medium and let it dry before painting

I did not want to fill the entire board with balloon pattern I wanted the leather to be visible, so I placed medium and the colors like this. Then I can also see what they look like when the colors blends.

I ended up with the board and a canvas. I used the canvas to "clean" the balloon from excess colors. That way my balloon patterns did not mix with each other.

Coral reef
© NF Photo 190125

When I saw this final board I immediately thought ... Coral reef. :) So, this turned out to be for my granddaughter. She is leaving for Queensland Feb 4th. She will study Marine biology Master class so she will spend a lot of time in the Great Barrier reef. I envy her!


Grand Prismatic inspiration shot

 Colors, balloon and the canvas with colors before ballooning. I painted the blue with my fingers. I kind of like how it turned out.

Grand Prismatic abstract
© NF Photo 190125

In this case I used too much red color. The blue in the middle must be much larger. I actually like the last ballon pattern I made on the test canvas I have.

But it is FUN to experiment!

As Nicole mentioned in her post we had a nice chat of ideas. Nicole was interested in the balloon flower pattern from last week.  She finally got me to look through the bag of small leather pieces I have stored for many years. We chatted about how to get the best result from balloon painting. And leatherwork. What material I have is not good for sculpting so I will try other things. And Coral Reef was fun to create. Thanks Nicole!

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  1. Lovely work this week. As always.

  2. fun and interesting art play here! happy PPF!

  3. Interesting, I've never tried balloon art, maybe I should give it a go.

  4. You have brought back happy memories Monica, I used to use balloons for printing with my pre-school children. They would wash them afterwards then play with them outdoors when clean. A great activity to fill an afternoon until the popped.
    Happy PPF Tracey x

  5. Baloon and finger painting. You had a lot of fun. Thanks for sharing. Have a happy weekend


  6. I just love how this turned out. Now that I see the leather you had it is actually pig or hog hide. One of my favorites to work with. I know your granddaughter will love this. Your other pieces are so bright and pretty. Talk to you soon.

  7. Very unique painting . I hope you too like my photo blog post.

  8. Hello, love the art. The Grand Prismatic is beautiful. Safe travels and good luck to your granddaughter. Have a happy day and week ahead.


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