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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, June 8, 2011


I have been experimenting with a new technique in painting foliage which involves splattering and splashing watercolor on the paper with a brush - letting the spatters fall where they may and splattering colors into colors.  For foliage they suggest 3 pools of paint - light yellow, quinacridone gold and Pthalo blue.  For the above painting I also added quinacridone rose violet, and then detailed the painting with a thin line Sharpie marker. 

The painting below is the first I did using just the 3 suggested colors.  The result is a very loose, impressionistic painting, very unlike my style, but it works in it's own way.


Angela said...

The loosness of the bottom one really does work well. Love it

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Angela - I was happy with it...wish I could paint like that all the time!