4th Face of Day – Midnight

Midnight in Watercolor abstract painting, tree in bloom, debiriley.com

Midnight:  The 4th Face.

Watercolor Abstract paintings – “Times of the Day”  is my theme.

This,  is a conclusion to  “Midnight, The Ink Stained Face of Watercolor.”


Midnight in Watercolor abstract painting, tree in bloom, debiriley.com
4th Face of Day,    Midnight; Part II


Midnight Watercolors

Creating in watercolors, the  feeling of a black inky depth of twilight.

The chilling vast depth of indigo space.




Tips for my Watercolor Painting


  • its all about Contrast, a strong dark needs a strong light
  • toothbrush splatter for the fine spray is handy
  • wooden skewer was used for the ‘line -work’
  • the tree shape was placed just Off center
  • a high ratio of white was used vs the permanent rose
  • I actually did several at a time, this, is my Normal way to work
  • this approach, lessens by about ….. 90%  the dreaded  fiddling
  • I kept the whole thing – Fun     (it is Silly Saturday!)




are covered in Midnight, Part I  




Additional Posts

3 Faces of the Day 

Midnight,  The Ink Stained Face of Watercolor  

Watercolor Techniques 

Watercolor Trees  

 Abstract Art  





I am on Pinterest,   follow me there!   several art boards to pique your interest, including:

debijriley Pinterest  watercolor creative techniques   





And,  please remember –   July is the official  world watercolor month   check out doodlewash.com    for more information      Charlie is the founder and coordinator!

so,  get out the paints and splash and splatter!




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The act of creation, in any media is a fascinating and magical process. I simply love to create. Expressing in color, line, tone, texture - as if, they were words upon a page. Creating a uniquely me, interpretation. Enjoy More of my "one-of-a-kind" expressive art at society6.com/debiriley and, redbubble.com/people/debijriley/shop

21 thoughts on “4th Face of Day – Midnight

  1. I agree….doing several paintings or passes at something cuts down that fiddling and loosens up not only the painting hand but your attitude as well. I notice when I do that I don’t treat what I am working on as “precious”, so freeing! I have never thought of using a skewer for those fine lines, what a cool idea!

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    1. don’t let LL and her pet gollum, hear you say, “preciousss” !! you’ll be hearing from the little guy.
      and, yes! Skewers… they are a magic tool. so fine, better than a brush many times 🙂 cheaper too, even better!

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    1. dark and twisted party at midnight for little ones! lol thank you Laura, I do think the pinks all fluffy could be ‘fairy floss’ ie OZ lingo for cotton candy!

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    1. really?!! even if it a bit on the dark side? for some reason I’d pick your favorites as being lighter and open, blues and greens; maybe ocean and forest, and throw in a River! well, I like those… hmmm maybe tomorrow…lol Anyway, Nico, Thank you very much!!! cheers, peace and good tidings , debi

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  2. wonderful colors and composition, dear Debi. Have a wonderful weekend, kind regards from Hamburg. We have storm rainfall, couldn’t even leave the house because the street was overflooded. I’m not amused because of my fleamarket tomorrow. cheers Mitza

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