Saturday, November 21, 2015

You've Got Mail

Emmy!, five years old, sent me a letter this week.

I wrote a letter back to her.

3.25x4", acrylic, mechanical pencil, and ink on watercolor paper
[not for sale]

Laurie Mueller got me fired up about negative painting again.

Really fun. And I got to sit on the front porch in the sun again, this time while I did ink lettering.

Here's what Correspondence looked like when the painting was still "positive."

Really fun process.


  1. Sweet :) And she will be thrilled reading your letter Dotty :)

    1. Emmy! was indeed thrilled reading my letter. She phoned last night to tell me she waited and waited and WAITED for mail, and then finally she got an envelope with my message that I painted : )

  2. Dotty, thank you for the recognition. This is AWESOME! You are clearly having fun with negative painting, and mastering it as well. I LOVE this idea, too, with the special ink words. Hope you don't mind if I borrow your idea. Well done!

    1. Laurie, always happy to give you recognition! Everybody needs to see your art! Thanks for your kind words. I AM having fun playing with negative painting and figuring it out. Yes, please borrow my idea of the ink words. Emmy! wanted to know if the green was the top of the painting or the red, because "some of the I LOVE YOUs are upside down, Gma!"