|Apple Branch, Watercolor on Gessoed Watercolor Paper, 15"x11", NFS|
Saturday, April 30, 2016
Friday, April 29, 2016
|Untitled, Watercolor and Gouache on Yupo, 13"x20", NFS|
One thing I did learn (it took a couple of repetitions to sink in) was to go one step at a time. I'm one of those people that plans 12 steps ahead. With a painting, that is a recipe for either a disaster or barring that, a boring painting. After every step, especially as you make changes to a mostly done painting, it is important to evaluate the effect of the change before making another one. Quite often, if I want to evaluate a change that will be irreversible, I will photograph the painting, print it out on card stock, and try out the changes on the print. That way I can try several different options to see which is the best before I apply paint to my work in progress.
Thursday, April 28, 2016
|Untitled Abstract #2, Watercolor and Gouache on Yupo, 26"x20", NFS|
Wednesday, April 27, 2016
|Untitled Abstract, Watercolor and Gouache on Yupo, 20"x26", NFS|
This is one of the paintings I made while at the workshop. We were experimenting with stamping and lifting watercolor paint and using gouache to add quiet and/or opaque passages to a painting. In this case, the result is very busy - basically everything you can put in is here.