Tuesday, January 3, 2017

30 Paintings in 30 Days, Day 3

Ripples--I started this painting using a liner brush to make ribbons of color that would show up as light.  Then I splattered Opera with a large sloppy brush. HWC finally makes an Opera that is lightfast.  This hot pink has always been rated as fugitive and never allowed it in my palette.
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I used Indigo, Sepia and Ultramarine Aqua for the darker ribbon.  I used  a violet watercolor pencil, dipped in water,  to do the lining. It added interest and pulled the colors together.   I switched to a fine liner brush in violet paint to painting lines when the pencil became frustrating.

This was just a playful abstract.  When painting the light ribbon it was foreground or subject, but after the lining I now see the dark coming forward and the lighter colors receding like a sky in the background. 

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