Doesn't even have a title...Taos Pueblo - I?
oops, didn't measure it, but it's about 6" x 8"
watercolor on Arches
Watercolor intrigues the heck out of me. I have never taken a workshop or class in it. I have a huge pile of watercolor technique books. This is just a practice piece - sitting at the kitchen table, watching TV...playing with the cakes of watercolor and the water. Washing and adding color and watching it bleed and run...that seems to be the fun and experimental part. So different from oil or pastel...where you work dark to light/glazing and layering. Watercolor is a completely different idea, and it requires a whole 'nother mindset. I have done some major WC pieces, when I was younger. I don't think I really knew what I was doing, but then it didn't seem to matter.
As I worked I remembered - there is no totally wiping off and starting over...once it's down, it's pretty much there, unless you are able to get the paper towel after it quickly and at that there is a tint left behind. Protecting the areas to stay light or white is fun. I have friskit/masking fluid but forgot to bring it inside from the studio. I used ONE brush - a number 8. I like that. I try to do that with oil, but end up using several different sizes. In that respect, this was a good trial.
A nice break from the usual. I think I was hearing others who were saying to try something
different to drive the 'frustration' of the dreaded 'lizard brain'.
In my next life, I want to be a watercolor artist! (or perhaps this one?)
A side note: Road trip to KC right now. Visiting mom and dad.