Saturday, September 25, 2010
3:58 pm pdt
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.
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.
Thursday, September 23, 2010
12:08 pm pdt
Wednesday, September 22, 2010
Watercolor, and The Study of Light
11:58 am pdt
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
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.
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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