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Saturday, September 25, 2010

Red Vibrations

One of my newest watercolor editions is the “Red Vibrations” series. Currently there are 4 watercolors in this series of Red flowers and a Lady Bug J. I thought this would be a fun series and a fun study of  the complementary colors red and green, a bit of a challenge to incorporate the complementary colors of red and green without creating a “Christmas feel”. But I think it turned out nicely.

 Lady Bug - Red Vibrations original watercolor by Caroline Linscott

I wanted to create a happy high energy feeling that I think was well achieved by using the complementary colors red and green. In addition to the feelings associated with the colors, using the colors correctly allows for the subject of the painting to stand out and make more of a statement.

I had these painting reproduced on an 8 x 8 canvas to create a more different feel from my usual paintings. I think these are fun, and would accentuate any décor nicely.

Red Vibrations Series orignial watercolor by Caroline Linscott

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Thursday, September 23, 2010

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Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Watercolor, and The Study of Light

The biggest challenge I find when it comes to creating my watercolor paintings is capturing the light. Light being the essence of any painting can have a major impact on the emotions one feels when enjoying a piece of art. Light I find is one of the most useful tools I have when conveying a dramatic impression with my watercolors.
The best possible way of adding light to your watercolor is not by adding white watercolor paint, or darkening areas with black watercolor paint. But actually leaving the paper white and building layers of darkness with different watercolor washes of saturated and transparent color.
Leaving the paper white, is one of the biggest challenges as watercolor is a difficult medium to control. Wherever the water is the color will go, it is very important to be patient and take your time. Of course there are various techniques that can be used such as using a thirsty brush to absorb the color and water where you don't want it. This is applied by completely drying out your watercolor brush and going over the area, the dry brush absorbs the color and water and more often than not you will be left with white paper, unless you are using a really dark color such as indigo.
Another option is to purchase a masking fluid otherwise known as misket. This is a light weight rubbery material you can lay on the area you want to leave white. It is important to apply a layer of soap to your watercolor brush before you apply the misket, as it will ruin your brush. Once dry, you can apply your watercolor to the paper, when the watercolor drys, you can rub the misket off and behold, white paper.

Mayday Light watercolor by Caroline Linscott

Light has a funny way of changing emotion. Areas with higher lighting may create feelings of high energy while darker areas may leave us feeling more mellow. There are other factors of course that play into emotion, such as color schemes but we shall delve into that topic in another blog. Happy painting. :)

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heavenly deut watercolor painting by caroline linscott
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A Message from Caroline Linscott

A Passion for Painting

Art has been the template to my greatest life experiences. I am motivated and deeply inspired by the nature I find around me. I’ve learned to look deeply into my subject to discover the minute details that absolutely thrill me, so my viewers can also enjoy the beauty that by just glancing they would miss. I see far more than I am able to put onto paper, which keeps me passionate about my work, and inspires me to see more and paint more.

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