layered clouds over a peachy pink ocean. i am trying to get my work out there, participating and showing work in unexpected places. my heart wants to make more collages soon.
I found a long piece of scrap watercolor paper so I cut it into these 3x4 rectangles and made a little moonrise. My son, Tobias picked red... so i did try to use some red but it turned out to be pink instead. Oh well! :) pink is good times too. So here are three (on is a red shade)
I had a dream last night of a misty forest, clouds peaking through and hard to see the way to the other side. Ive used various greens and black and gold on this long painting.
gold and black and a touch of paynes gray... easy does it today
Ahhhh I am loving these different shade of watercolor paper. I am using a handmade paper from Khadi, who are based in India. You can buy their papers online from different re-sellers or place a larger order with them through their site. Recently I saw that Case for Making out of San Francisco is making some collections of watercolor papers.
I mix almost all my paints, from the tube in a pan and on and on... I could tell you maybe what exactly this color was in the beginning? but its been mixed and managed so here is this blue piece. And I am loving the contrast of the inky blacks with blue. Maybe I will move on soon? Also you will notice some deciduous trees here... its spring and all the trees here are budding out, well honestly they started about a month or more ago. Oh California... its Spring is really ever present.
I was feeling the abstract expressionist spirit with this one. I started with wet paint on a dry surface. Here I am using one of my Trekell watercolor panels. I really love the Arches paper that is on these surfaces. This is an intuitive painting, meaning I am not working from a photo but rather finding my way into the landscape as I go, seeing the hills and the cliffs emerge as I make marks on the paper. Making decisions as I go means taking a step back, letting thoughts and feelings percolate and also taking chances. I splatter paint when I feel like it, I move the brush in unexpected ways and I leave white spaces.
As you may know I love doing a long series of work. The landscapes I do really lend themselves to this format.
For this painting I used a lot of wet paint at the top just out of the tube. I really love the dark quality of the turquoise paint. When lifted it makes a striking contrast to the white of the canvas.