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Sunday, November 4, 2012

Urban Darkness

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.


Debbie Nolan said...

Barb this is very nice. Like the geometric and curvalinear lines. Looks as if you are enjoying the BFK Rives paper. Thanks for sharing.

Barb Sailor said...

Debbie - I also like the contrast between the curves and lines and - yes! I am still enjoying the Rives paper. Thanks for commenting.