Wednesday, February 29, 2012


Misty Dawn
copyright 2012 Sandra Duran Wilson
This work on paper was made for a gallery show I had in Australia. I used many of the texture techniques in Surface Treatment Workshop to create "collagraph plates" that I then inked and printed using an etching press. Other layers were created on silk and layered on top of the collagraph. As you can see, there are no limits of what the many techniques can be used for. Try some of them for printmaking, quilting, fiber arts, book making; the list goes on.  

Thursday, February 16, 2012

Infinity and Beyond

copyright 2012 by Sandra Duran Wilson

Can you guess which techniques I used in this painting? They are from both books. I have crackle paste on the bottom and light molding paste on top. Gampi tissue with stamping and fusible web. lots of layers of glaze and colors and a final coat of clear acrylic. I love to layer the textures and transfers so it is not easy to guess what is what. Many times I will wipe off a lot of the glaze after I apply it so only a hint remains.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Think Outside the Canvas

copyright 2012 by Sandra Duran Wilson
I have been working on book three and we are in OH for the photo shoot. You are going to love this next book. It is so full of ideas and inspiration. One of the things I have been doing a lot lately is incorporating papers, transfers, collage elements and anything else I find in the studio into my art. I am trying to reuse and repurpose things I come across. This painting, Energy, has so many different layers and leftovers. I just love the depth that it gives the work. You may only see a bit of what lies below.  

Saturday, February 4, 2012

Up, Up and Away

Sandra and I are off to Cincinnati for the photo shoot on book #3 and are excited to see our old friends at F&W and meet some new ones. It will be a week of working, having fun and we always seem to learn something in the studio of Christine, F&W photographer.

In the meantime here is a 12" x 12" mixed media on panel titled Snacktime. I love Little Cuties, my snack of choice.

Friday, February 3, 2012

Artwork by Workshop Participants

artwork by Cindy Lopez
This sweet little painting is from a talented Austin, TX artist who shows her work in several galleries. She has taken my workshop in Austin several times and I look forward to seeing her again this year. I will be teaching there in March and April. You may go to my website or personal blog to see my schedule.  I will be posting work from students both here and at Science and the Princess of Paint. If you have an image from a workshop you have taken from me or from following the books, please send them to me and I will post them. Sandra