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Saturday, January 08, 2011

Fast Drying, Juicy Watercolors Painted by the Wood Stove

Salvaging is a freeing experience. First I selected several hundred watercolors that are not special to me. Some are very old and good paintings but just not that great. I am painting either on the back or on top of bright color. I salvage all the paint from a tube, meaning I feel free to use large amounts of color. The fireplace is very warm and dries the puddles of paint with amazing speed.

Dried, painted papers are hung on the bulletin board. I am considering these for further layers, collages, or maybe as finished work.


Kay Dennison said...

Fascinating!!! As always, I enjoy your approach to art.

I'm going to be sending you an e-mail with some questions soon.

Parapluie said...

Kay, thank you. I will try to answer your questions. I realize I didn't explain that all these colors have stood on the shelf so long that they dried out in the tube. For years I kept accumilating more and more watercolor tubes that were very hard to squeeze or completely dried out.

Rain said...

That looks like such a fun place to work and what a great project for cold icy days!

Parapluie said...

Rain, Painting by the wood fire warms my bones. I feel years more flexible. I am back learning what paint will do. These exercises may help me work out how I will express myself on location.

Parapluie said...

It is a week later. Still painting by the fireplace only the weather is warmer and rainy. The rain is handy for wetting the paintings.