Graham’s polymer watercolors

In these two 8″x10″ polymer clay paintings, Pittsburgh’s Denise Graham says that, “Achieving a watercolor effect was a delightful challenge.”

Denise has been painting with polymer clay for years and was looking for a way to return to her roots as a watercolorist.

Alcohol inks and acrylic paints enhance the overall effect in Summer’s Fruit. In Spring Blossoms, she uses pastels and mica powders to create the subtle background hues.

See additional paintings on her Flickr site and read a bit more about her methods. Thanks to Carol Shelton for the reminder to take another look at this unusual use of polymer.

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  • reply Jeannie ,

    Denise’s work is breathe taking. I love working with polymer clay and alcohol inks but I this is a whole new twist.

    • reply Deanna ,

      Denise has redefined the word “painting” and the results are stunning. Her attention to detail is evident in all of her work. And she’s nice 🙂
      Thanks for giving our Pittsburgh Polymer Clay Guild recognition on your fabulous site.

      • reply Melinda ,

        Wow! Thud! Gorgeous. Every day there is something new to learn about polymer clay.

        • reply Shayla Anthony ,

          Beautiful work! I love Denise’s PC paintings. Wonderful imagery, and well balanced colors and details make suc a beautiful 3D presentation.

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