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MORE ART, LESS CRAFT => More Art, Less Craft: Completed Works => Topic started by: roler on June 01, 2019 07:35:37 AM



Title: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: roler on June 01, 2019 07:35:37 AM
On a recent trip to Singapore (which was AMAZING), I went to a workshop to paint lotus leaves!  It was actually just me and the two coaches, who showed me a few possible techniques and then let me choose any colors and techniques I liked to paint over the wonderful panels they'd prepared for me made of real lotus leaves.  


The paints are acrylic. I used a combination of brushes, sponges, and my finger to get a variety of textures.


I left a couple of the leaves blank, because I love their natural color and patterning as well, and then borrowed a stencil to make two dragonflies, which I then touched up a tiny bit with a little bitty brush.


Here I am with my (mostly) finished paintings! The coaches are going to varnish them (or possibly already have?) and then mail them to my parents in the states, so when I move back stateside at the end of the year I can pick them up and use them to decorate a new apartment!  Eek!



The whole thing took between three and four hours to do, and was SO relaxing and fun.  I hope I have the chance to do it again sometime! 

Honestly the leaves were so pretty on their own I was really afraid I'd ruin them, but I'm actually quite happy with how these turned out! Can't wait to see them on my future wall!


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: Mistress Jennie on June 01, 2019 10:43:02 AM
What a lovely project AND experience!


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: BigBangMomma on June 01, 2019 04:42:58 PM
That is so very cool!


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: craftylittlemonkey on June 01, 2019 06:51:34 PM
Oh wow, that is super cool!


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: endymion on June 01, 2019 07:39:42 PM
Oh, these look great! I love how the design continues from one panel to the next. The veins in the leaves make such a cool texture, too. It really looks like modern art to me. Singapore; how exciting that must have been. The pictures will help you remember it forever.


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: loves2experiment on June 02, 2019 09:51:40 PM
This looks amazing!  What a fun experience.  I love the colors you used for your lotus leaf painting. 
Do you mind sharing the name of the studio in Singapore?  I would love to add this to to my list of things to do on my next trip there. :)


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: kittykill on June 04, 2019 10:35:07 AM
Those are so pretty!


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: rackycoo on June 06, 2019 06:42:00 AM
Congrats! This has been chosen as a Featured Project (https://www.craftster.org/blog/june-5-2019-featured-projects/)! :)


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: roler on June 06, 2019 10:40:15 AM
Thanks so much everyone!  It really was a really fun experience.

The workshop place was called Himapan, which apparently is originally from... Thailand I think? and there are apparently locations in other countries as well, but I went to Himapan Singapore. If you are going to be in Singapore, loves2experiment, I highly recommend it because the owners there were such great people, and if you do, please tell them Laura from Japan says hi! ;P


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: loves2experiment on June 06, 2019 11:07:48 AM
roler, thanks for the info.
If I make it there, I will be sure to do that  :D


Title: Re: Lotus Leaf Painting
Post by: Abbeeroad on June 17, 2019 01:47:12 PM
So awesome!! I love the finished pieces!!!