Sunday, November 4, 2012
This is another experience with the printmaking paper..it works very well with this type of painting - small and controlled. I wonder how it will act with washes - guess I'll have to find out! I call this one "Urban Darkness" ...I guess because of all the attention on New York City following "Sandy!"
I first did an abstract drawing of a city skyline using curvalinear and geometric shapes. I did a wet-in-wet wash over my drawing and then did glazes over the wash, adding, linear detail at the end with watercolor pencil. I am fascinated right now with combinations of round and rectangular shapes. I am enjoying my experiences with this new paper (Rives BFK) and how it reacts with watercolor instead of printing. I love experimenting with media - guess it's the art teacher in me.