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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 9, 2012

Day #9: Urban Memories

Well - this is day 9 in my quest for 90...I decided to work abstractly for a change. I did a quick sketch of some neighborhood houses - wet the paper and dropped in some color wet-in-wet and then added some brighter color in some different areas and houses. While the paper was still wet, I added some abstract directional lines in black watercolor pencil. I have always loved to draw on wet paper with watercolor pencil. I particularly enjoyed using the technique in life drawing classes in college.

2 comments:

conservativelybohemian said...

Barb, this is fabulous. I love seeing all the different styles you use. You are the most malleable artist I've come to know. Everything is always perfect!

Mary Paquet said...

Barb, I just realized I had missed seeing you for a while. Sorry to hear about your health challenges. In spite of that, you are being so creative. This piece makes me think of a stained glass window -- wonderful. And now you have me thinking - I've never really used my watercolor pencils. Drawing on wet paper sounds intriguing and I certainly like your results.