Inspired by the pretty and delicate pink petals found in the Gardens by the Bay.
I decided I needed to get in the zone, for my upcoming class “Watercolors – Loose, and Easy.” I think it should be a fun class; laid back and keeping watercolor …simple and easy. Fresh, Free, Flowing And Loose. Thats the goal.
So, to keep this little technique simple, I chose only a few colors: (white, indigo and alizarin crimson) and had a play.
White Paint Is Lovely!
The white paint applied first, acts like a soft velvety foundation that the other paints react to in beautiful ways.
For those of you who have not tried this before, it is a lot of fun.
You create stunning results by laying the wet white wash down first and then, while it is damp….. allow another color to merge into it.
(Especially The Staining paints!)
Just simply ‘do.’
I loved the experimentation aspect, with no pressure to create, finish, frame.
Still a bit lagged from the trip, I was in no big rush to “Paint That Photo.”
Of course, those who know me by now, know I never do that anyway!
These are colors I do not usually use together.
(Indigo, White, Permanent Alizarin Crimson)
So, it was interesting to me to see how they responded to each other.
I had about 15 test squares I did fairly fast, that looked great.
I’ll be able to use this information in other work I do.
So for those who worry about spending all that time
and not ending up with a “Product” – it isn’t so bad.
You do end up with benefits.
I learn new things all the time doing this type of thing.
Learning new techniques, new color combinations, new approaches, etc.
These, can be then used down the track in your next paintings.