Friday, October 9, 2009
This painting was done in response to the October project for Watercolor Workshop - Rocks, Rivers and Lakes. It is 8" x 9" and is painted on Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper. Painting rocks, for me, is a hit or miss endeavor - sometimes they work and sometimes they don't. I feel that rocks are very difficult to paint under the best circumstances. I actually created te front rock area by laying a pool of watercolor and then blowing on it through a straw to direct the flow to form the lines between the rocks. You get a very spontaneous effect through this technique. The downside is that you can't always control where the flow will go and end up.