Tuesday, May 26, 2009
"Watercolor: Let it Flow" Self-Portrait
I have been experimenting with a technique from the book, "Watercolor, Let it Flow" by Gary Lipscomb. This technique involves a wet-in-wet underpainting and then a painting on top which doesn't necessarily have to be a part of the original painting plan. He sometimes does several underpaintings to have on hand. I decided to use myself since I didn't have to worry about putting wrinkles on someone else:) This was painted from a picture taken of me several years ago, so I made myself look better, too!:) This doesn't really look too much like me - it is really just a painting. I do like the unplanned, spontaneous color you get from this technique. This painting is 6" X 12" on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed w/c paper. I plan to try the technique on some larger paper now and see what happens.