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Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Wetlands Sunset

This is another project from Joe Garcia's book "Mastering the Watercolor Wash." I used it as a class demonstration last night to demo wet-in-wet painting by saturating the paper first with water. I also demonstrated how to create the rushes by incising the wet paper with lines created by using the handle end of a small paintbrush, allowing the pigment to fill in. I finished it tonight. This painting is 8" x 10" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

3 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Beautiful work, Barb. I have used the handle of the brush etching technique and had good results. Wonder how I managed to forget that little gem??? LOL

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Autumn Leaves...I, too, had forgotten about incising the wet paper when painting grasses! I wonder why our minds do that to us?!

Barb...the colors in this are just so amazing. Those geese add the tightness I need to see somewhere in your paintings, no matter how loose you are trying to be. I specially like the left, shadowy foreground, magical!

IrinaSztukowski said...

Ah.. this painting reminded of inevitable Fall coming soon.
Great color combination Barb.
Thank you,
Irina