Impressionist Watercolor Paintings

Two small impressionist watercolor landscape paintings. Both mounted onto the gorgeous, velvet surface of Stonehenge in black. But their formats and their use of edges are distinctive and unique from each other.

 

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Impressionist Fields

Impressions of the Land

 

Horizontal Format

The Umber Fields with indigo feathered distant trees creates a calmer, more Contemplative scene. Its horizontal format ensured the effect for this impressionist watercolor painting.

Enhanced by my deckling the paper edges and collaging the bark feathery soft edged brown paper at the base to anchor it.   The 3 edges of Watercolor would give you pointers on using edges in watercolor, if you’d like to pop over for a glance.

 

 

Vertical Format

The  vertical format with  the blue/orange color palette, sits upright. Vertical lines equate to  – Alert. Ready!  Its edges are sharp along the borders. But,  the inside is soft, melting, like a marshmallow.

The brown bark paper I’ve collaged at the right hand base, anchors the image quite securely and also could appear to be a shape of some boulders…. if one Imagined.

 

Both images were small, I decided to turn them into one of a kind,   hand made cards. I love using the black Stonehenge for cards, it creates a bold impact that seems to suit many of my watercolors.

 

 

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Desert Castles, Impressions Debi Riley

 

Develop a ‘stamp’ of my own

It is always a good thing to develop a flair, a certain way with the colors or with the brush… that is yours alone.

A Voice,  that is Heard.

An Original ‘Stamp’ that sets you apart.

 

I will on occasion,  use the black Stonehenge.  It serves the purpose to make my work, more me.  Unique and  different.

And completely in harmony with my goal,  to convey the spirit of the land.

 

 

 

My apologies for Monday’s post delay.

I seem to have taken an unexpected detour this weekend.

No,  not just to my local park at the end of the street, this time.  But a 900 kilometer detour.

We went to The Valley of The Giants. Near Denmark, Western Australia.

 

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