Saturday, March 08, 2014
The most important part of making this painting is feeling good about the Hawaiian colors and how them make me feel. This painting is on a full sheet of cold press Arches watercolor paper.
In Hawaii I learned to flood the paper with pools of wet color. It didn't take long to dry even in the humidity. When I did the same at home the color was heavy so I used the shower sprayer on the paper and the edges of the green and Naples yellow lifted leaving the white. Happy accident!
Friday, January 03, 2014
A work in progress.
Here I have selected scraps of paper that speak to me from my shelves of uninteresting works. It is difficult to throw away old work, but I am disposing a lot of paper especially ones with paint that is falling off the paper. I tried to reconstitute gouache and watercolors and they have failed to have enough medium to adhere to paper properly.
Wednesday, January 01, 2014
Saturday, December 14, 2013
In my pile of collage papers I have found textured paper and suitable colors to make some collages of our snow days.
More snow is predicted.