Monday, September 17, 2018
Although the wet-in-wet style of watercolor painting is my favorite style, I often don't do this naturally. So I have to remind myself - and do a bit of practicing - to get into the wet-in-wet groove.
So...taking out a book I've had for a while (by Ewa Karpinska) and a new one I purchased recently (by Jean-Louis Morelle) to play and test the waters (no pun intended!!). There are some step-by-step works in both of these you can try and I recommend both if you really want to delve into this style of painting. But be warned that the book by Morelle is 1/4 part about color theory. You can skip it, if that's not of interest to you, and get right to the demos and talk about water, paint and paper.
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Thursday, September 13, 2018
Tuesday, September 11, 2018
Sunday, September 9, 2018
Named it the cotton candy magnolia because that's what it looks like to me right now. I'll change that as I continue to work on it.
Half sheet, Fabriano Artistico 140# cold press (has a bit of a tooth to it as you can see where the cerulean blue separated in the background).
Better, but still going to push that background back a bit using a glaze of cobalt blue.