Wednesday, April 7, 2010

A Coffee Break in Watercolor

Another small watercolor for today - I have spent all day with them and Watercolor magazines for studying techniques.   There are so many ways to approach watercolor.  For some artists, it's all about color use...for others it seems to be about technique...dry brush or very watery blending...some very photorealist (and the 'detail' that they add...they are so patient!!) - some semi-abstract -
some splash wet into wet - lots use other mediums with their watercolor.   It is so 'wide open' and feels like the sky is the limit!   
In subject today, I thought I would try another ellipse.  They are so tricky and in watercolor, you had better make every brushstroke count, cause there ain't no goin' back.  I have 3 watercolor boxes and some odds and ends tubes of paint...in one of the boxes, was GOLD - ha! ..used it there on the edge of the ad on the newspaper. 
It doesn't take much to get me excited when it comes to art supplies!  BTW the coolest thing of all, with paint -  is 'stirring housepaint in the can'.  I love that!  The viscosity is the most wonderful feeling!  I also love dipping a stick or brush into silkscreen ink and watching it drip.  It doesn't take much, as you can see.

5 comments:

tracywall said...

Hahahahaha, love the "stirring house paint" addiction. Me too; just something about the oodleing ripples of paint cascading back into the can like ribbons. (And is has nothing to do with fumes.)

Love those reflections on the coffee and the mug. You're right, watercolors are very tricky. To me, it's like preplanning accidents. (gotta be prepared, but then let go, too)
Wonderful job on this one!

Pattie Wall said...

Ha - we need to start a fan club - "Love That Ripple Effect!" and you are right, preplanning accidents is a good thing to call it! Thanks for stopping by!

Victoria on Okinawa said...

Pre-planning accidents is something I really can not do. Great 2 watercolor paintings, very strong and solid forms!

Pattie Wall said...

Let yourself goooo - Victoria - preplanned accidents - are fun! Ha! Hey, we sure are amazed at what those little signs say on the tractor - really helps! Thanks for stopping!

L.Holm said...

LOVE those reflections!!