Silly Saturday’s artwork was inspired by a trip to Yanchep National Park, in Western Australia. The lake and lagoon had lovely “S” curves that I thought served well for “Silly Saturday” initials today. (And, I’m back on cobalt teal.)
First, a sample of what the view of the Yanchep parkland lagoon looked like.
Teal Lagoon of Yanchep
I took the photo and played around in some of my digital programs with the colors, design, format, lighting, etc.
I loaded the digital painting bucket tool with cobalt teal and turned the water teal…. Which, was the deciding factor.
The paints came out. The digital program went off.
I had to give the double “S” curves a go in Cobalt Teal…..’just to see What If…’
Brushes and Colors
My Rekab brush and I did a simple dance upon the paper. Just enough to simulate the 2 curves.
The Cobalt Teal Blue pg50 was slathered about with a lovely fully saturated brush.
Two fun playfull turns, two “S” curved lines in Indigo on a damp CP paper finished my Silly Saturday spot of fun.
Quick and easy. Full of color and soft curving movement.
This has some merits I think I’ll be exploring further.
This type of abstracted approach with cobalt teal would work well for another place I’ve been in the past…with a gorgeous rock pool. I’ve lost my photos, but the memory is still crystal clear.
Types of Papers
Maybe on different paper next time though.
Today’s paper was a Cold Press and so, there wasn’t much textural effects going on.
But if I used a Fabriano Rough, Schoellerhammer rough, Saint Armand handmade rough, Schut, handmade Punjab or Khadi, Indian Village – papers with deep pits and crevices to help create more texture – those would work out exceptionally well for providing texture of rocks and shallows.