Late night watercolor play. I resisted the urge to fill in the shapes completely, and outline. I added interest with a texture sheet. What do you think… unfinished, or rustic?
I have a handful of small paper scraps that need using. I have decided I need to paint fairly large. 6 x 6 to 12 x12 seems to be good for me. Maybe I should say my eyes and hands have made the decision for me. LOL. It’s getting harder to paint small details.
We’ve had perfect puffy clouds the last couple of days. I wanted to paint the sky.
Enjoying my small paper play. I hope you can find time for the things you enjoy this weekend.
I thank you God for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenly spirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everything which is natural, which is infinite, which is yes. E. E. Cummings
The sky is the limit. You never have the same experience twice. Frank McCourt
I switched to Arches paper for this one. I LOVE Arches! I feel better about this one. But I am still to structured. (see day 10) The pot saved this one from the never-to-be-seen pile. Haha. I decided a bit of splatter would make it more attractive.
Your hardest times often lead to the greatest moments of your life. Keep going. Tough situations build strong people in the end. Roy T. Bennett
We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit. Aristotle
It’s not that I’m so smart, it’s just that I stay with problems longer. Albert Einstein
Layers and layers and layers. Fabriano hot pressed paper. Collage, paper bag, sewing pattern paper, patterned paper. You almost don’t see any of that. But you do see the resulting texture.
Texture also comes from the layers of gel medium. After the collage, I painted a layer of parchment white acrylic. As you know, acrylic and watercolor don’t usually mix well. So as I added a layer of watercolor, after it dried I also added a layer of medium. I am guessing close to 20 layers here. Too much? Haha.
I forgot to add the light. I was wondering why it felt so dark. DUH. I didn’t splatter! HA! I added digital splatter. Then I played with the color. Yellow sunlight? Turquoise sky? Light neon green? Ahh, pink it is. Why does that just feel right? I pushed myself to go sparingly with the splatter. I have to admit, I see a few “black holes”. Empty areas.
STEP AWAY FROM THE PAINTING! Haha!
Delicate flower is truth, but also the most precious treasure in life – because liberation it brings, freedom it brings. Yoda