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Saturday, August 01, 2009

Watercolor Painting - Western Art Update #1

I transferred the sketch to the watercolor paper and jumped right in with the darks first. I forgot to take photos at earlier stages as I got a little carried away.

I painted the lighter wall with very random brushstrokes and I quite like the subtle texture it created. The darks I painted in full strength with very little water and quite like the texture again but not too sure where I am going with these, I guess this is where a detailed thumbnail sketch comes in handy....hmmm.

The skull has been painted in using thinner layers of paint but I am trying to keep it looser an have the paint not mixed very well on my palette so that the colors are more varied and each color (I used 3 primaries) can shine through in different spots.


Billie Crain said...

Wow! Southwestern...this is a new genre for you! Well done! I love letting the colors mingle and mix on the paper instead of premixing or glazing. The results are unpredictable but more exciting, don't you think?

Tracey said...

I know I wanted to try something totally different, hah hah :) Yes I really like playing with the paint more on the paper. It is more exciting and forces me to be more relaxed about things & just have fun :) We will see where this ends up ;)