Tuesday, June 7, 2011
The Anchor Chain
This painting, like the previous one, was also done in response to a Watercolor Workshop June project challenge. The project was to paint something to do with the seashore, ocean, coast, etc. It did not necessarily have to include the shore, water, etc. I happened to run across the source photograph on the Paint My Picture website and was fascinated by it - voila! My mind ran with it and this is the result...it is something connected with the seashore...right?
This is painted on Canson's 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper and is basically a limited palette painting - I used blue-violet, ultramarine blue, indian red with a small amount of payne's gray and van dyke brown in the rocks. The underpainting was wet-in-wet wash with salt texture using the three main colors.