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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Shape Study in Watercolor

In  our Chris Leeper workshop last week, he taught us to paint positive and negative shapes directly on the paper - one at a time - eventually pulling the painting together.  I selected a photo I had taken some time ago because it has strong darks and lights.  It did come together and at one place in the process, I questioned that it would.  This was an excellent exercise and I plan to do this often.  This painting is done on 1/8 of a sheet of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

1 comment:

AutumnLeaves said...

Such beautiful color! There is something so artist-y about this piece. I love it!