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I have wanted to try the Saran Wrap technique (plastic wrap) for some time now so deciding to take the plunge this is what emerged. I applied the watercolours and wrap and let it dry. I then had to come up with a painting with the design left on the paper. I used my imagination to create this fantasy forest landscape. I added a touch of gold pen for highlights and definition.

Sunkissed Valley

There is a valley not far from here
where you can walk and have no fear.
The sun burns brightly across the land
where we stroll together hand in hand.
The glow is bright and warms up the night
It leads us through the dark into the light.

Linda Callaghan

Watercolour and Gold Metallic pen on Arches 300 gsm paper.

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  • Lynda Robinson
    Lynda Robinsonover 4 years ago

    Oh very clever Linda with an eye! This is leaping off my screen! The colours are just incredible and you have used the complementary purple/yellow to great effect.

  • ‘why’ thank you Lynda…I absolutely adore my brilliant water colour wheel and the colours do pop…I do not mix too much water with them and they are great to work with. I wish I had taken a photo of what I started with before I did the paintiing…will do that next time!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • LadyE
    LadyEover 4 years ago

    The colours are so wonderful its a fantasy valley I would like to walk in, those purples and yellows would make me feel so good, I love your trees! hugs…Elle x

  • thank you so very much Elle…glad you like it :-) x

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Helene Henderson
    Helene Hendersonover 4 years ago

    Beautiful!! Okay, I really have to try this Saran Wrap thing :-)

  • thank you so much Helene…I used plastic wrap and crinkled it up and laid it over the colours….try it …it is fun!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • dani05
    dani05over 4 years ago

    Great piece Linda, love those tree roots!! Very creative and clever!!

  • thank you so much Dani! had fun creating shapes around the pattern.

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Bobby Dar
    Bobby Darover 4 years ago

    very niec

  • thank you so much Bobby!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • © Janis Zroback
    © Janis Zrobackover 4 years ago

    Brilliant fantasy work Linda…the colours hold their intensity really well….

  • thank you so very much Janis…I wish I had taken a photo of the before and after now…I will do another one and make sure I do next time…had to use the imagination for this one creating the shapes.

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • allicata
    allicataover 4 years ago

    So Wonderful Linda!! I just love the saran wrap technique it is so much fun! The colors are so vibrant and happy here. Just a wonderful creation! Looks so good!!

  • thank you so very much Allison …..I am going to do another one soon and take a before and after photo …loved playing around with this one.

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Angela Iliadis
    Angela Iliadisover 4 years ago

    Vibrant and very appealing.

  • thank you so very much Angela appreciated!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Ken Powers
    Ken Powersover 4 years ago

    I love how this one really “Pops.” Great work Linda!

  • yes this one sure does Ken..thank you so very much!

    – © Linda Callaghan

  • Leslie Gustafson
    Leslie Gustafsonover 4 years ago

    This technique really worked! What a wonderful fantastical piece!! What is the Saran Wrap technique I might have to try it!?

  • Hi Leslie…Allison above explains this technique in one of her journals and I gave it a go…really enjoyed it. I applied the paint and while wet you scrunch up some plastic wrap and place it on the paper pushing it in. Leave it to dry and take it off and you get a pattern. I then had to use my imagination to create a painting…try it is fun!

    – © Linda Callaghan

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