Saturday, November 21, 2009
A Look Into The Past
This painting is an experiment in textures and is one where I used a limited palette. My colors were Ultramarine Blue, Deep, Quinacridone Orange and Indigo. It is a poured watercolor with salt textures. I was trying the wet in wet textural techniques of the painter Gwendolyn Bragg, but didn't do it correctly so I ended up just doing the usual pouring on wet watercolor paper. You may see a demo of her techniques on her website. I still want to learn to do her technique, so I plan to try some more using her specific technique. The textures in this painting came from the salt I dropped on it before the watercolor dried. I lifted my lights before it dried also. Then, while it was drying, I did the detailing in the bricks and stucco.