A Happy New year to all of you! I loved the painting above. I love the way that Fr. Ultramarine Blue and Piemontite Genuine combines. I love it even better than the blue combined with Burnt Sienna. I thought that I would start a sky painting but somehow it evolved into a semi-abstract of a cleft in a rock? Regardless of what it is, I really love what I ended up with.
I used two colors and by the time the colors mingled and turned into the greens that you see here. It was a balancing act to maintain the individual colors in the sky. I love living on the creative edge!
I wanted to see what I can do differently with a simple seascape. A colorful outcome but I like the drama at the bottom half.
A little drama goes a long way!
One of the reasons I really love watercolor is the granulation one can achieve, especially with Daniel Smith watercolors. By the time I completed this painting, it reminded me of a swamp.
Once in a while I go back to working with a reference photo. This creek is located near the Yuba River and along one of my favorite trails.
I reworked this one to give it more punch.
I often let my imagination run about to keep things loose and fresh. Nothing really too serious, perhaps allowing my creative self to get out of the tight restraints of my expectations. I really feel that it is important to play. Well that’s it for now. Stay creative!