Saturday, October 6, 2012
Cubistic Reconstruction of an Old Painting
The October monthly project for the online group, the Watercolor Workshop is to take an old painting and re-do/reconstruct it using any methods you wish. I took a painting I did in a workshop with Marge Brandt and turned it into a work in cubism -( so-to-speak!)
First I took my ruler and ruled out areas to create shapes. Then I used masking tape and taped the edges of some of the shapes and using a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser removed much of the paint from those areas. Then I removed the tape and started painting in areas with watercolor trying to balance out colors and shapes - I repeated colors in the original painting, but in unrealistic areas. Then I added some interest by repainting some of the weeds and branches. This was a fun exercise and I actually like the results. The painting is 11" x 14" and is on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.