Today brings with it a classic watercolor landscape. When I started it, the painting was primarily blues and grays. It kind of looked skeletal. Another word might be boring. I was about to scrap it when I thought about technicoloring it. Under each bold color field is the remnants of Payne’s gray, burnt umber, black & Antwerp blue. After the painting got a little bit of color infusion, I began to like it.
Another technique I implemented was lifting the paint out of the painting. In the forefront the grasses were created by what remained of the pigment. It gives the image a lithograph feeling which reminds me of a New York artist named Harvey Kidder. Lifting the paint out of the front areas also gives the illusion of wind blowing through the reeds which you find a lot by the sea.
It’s a sweet and simple little watercolor . I’ll add it to my pile! How awesome is that? I have a pile of art. I am only on day 23 and I have a nice little collection started here.
I think this 365 Day challenge was a good call. It is whipping me into shape and forcing me to create a routine. If only I had the interest in exercise that I have in art; I’d be DIESEL!
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