Hi, everybody! I would really love to make a spring painting
today. And I’m using a self made framed board. How did I built that? – You can find the video on my channel and
I’ll link it at the end of this video. First I produce a spatula paste with this
thin-bed mortar. It is a fine-grained cement powder and works
well for a flat relief. I add acrylic binder and a shot of gesso. This makes the paste a bit more supple and
brighter. A little water and then stir thoroughly. Finally it should be stiff so it can be formed. The consistency should be something like stiff
whipped cream for a pie. This paste I put onto the board, about 2mm
thick. For an area of ​​50 by 50 cm you need
about 10 tablespoons of the mortar. Now I have about 10 minutes left to sculpt
my structures before the paste slowly gets hard. But if that doesn’t work out at all, I’m
able to scratch everything down again before it is completely cured and start over. I use a butter knife to set parallel tracks
in a vertical direction over the entire surface. So I get these slightly raised edge lines
and the “crumbs” that are created, are definitely wanted and a pleasure to see. With a thinner tool, like this ice cream spoon
handle, I make structures that are similar to grass. The remains of the tin I just throw in the
middle of it and I’m happy about this random composition Rolled aluminum foil is the mold
for “flower dollops” – you can also use a steel sponge. With a piping bag I put something like flower
spikes. I made a little more paste and threw it on
my composition. And here is the final result. Now it needs to dry completely for 2 days
and then it can be painted. I’m looking forward to that, too! Ok, – now color comes into play. I dilute bright green and yellow colors with
water. I love transparent colors, because they radiate
so beautifully. With these colors and mixtures from them,
I first paint the slightly raised edges that resemble stems and grass. Alright? Let’s speed it up a bit. Well, then I fill the gaps. I dilute different warm green colors.The surfaces
are made darker than the boundary lines, because it increases the 3D look. At the bottom, I make the green tones more
intense and darker, while becoming more transparent and brighter towards the top. This gives the picture a certain type of peace
and balance. Now I paint blue stripes for the sky which
fades downwards. I use 3 different shades of blue. Including a watercolor. Now the flower forms become colorful. I fill it with color and dab the raised areas
brighter again to get that 3D effect! The selection of the flower colors and also
the distribution will be considered carefully, because it influences the whole composition
and effect of the painting. You can also try this with colorful paper
scraps before. You decide how you like it best. Yellow spots on white shapes make daisies,
which I like very much. Ok, the last “crumbs” become green leaves
and the picture gets closed. It was a relaxing and meditative work and
I really didn’t notice how time passed. Finally, I lightly sand the whole frame. Then I sand a fine line on the edges to expose
the wood underneath. I paint this fine line to match the picture,
in this case grass green. With titanium white I paint the frame, which
I taped beforehand. For this, the color is slightly diluted. I think a white frame looks especially good
on colored walls and it fits well with this light, colorful painting. Thank you very much for watching! I hope you like my spring meadow and you give
me a like and subscribe to my channel. Enjoy your spring, when God makes everything
new again! Bye bye, and see you next time in Margie’s


  1. Hi Margie, I like your art and your videos! Thank´s for your sohisticated helpful hints and creative ideas. God Bless.

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