Thursday, November 1, 2012
The Rainbow Connection
My friend Ginny Stiles has inspired me to check out the abstract watercolors of Peggy Furlin - she does beautiful work. I decided to try something similar to her work and it was much more difficult than I expected.
I started with a wet-in-wet background - I poured Liquitex acrylic inks using yellow, red-violet and pthalo blue and lots of water - I moved the paper around a lot in order to get the colors to blend and mix.
Then I did a light pencil drawing of the composition and painted in the various shapes using watercolor. I used the Rives BFK printmaking paper (6"x10") which worked very well for this work.