Last night I came across this photo of a watercolour of a pelican which I did a year or so ago using the same process mentioned in the previous post. This one sold rather quickly but I had intended to do a seies of birds in this manner. As often happens other things took over. Maybe this time if I find a good, appropriate place to have an exhibition I will be inspired to produce a collection of these. I do so enjoy the process and the bit of mystery and movement of the end result. Satisfies both my love of careful rendition and drawing…. my Science/Biology background…. and my love of playing with paint effects in a fluid and creative manner…. my “wild”, emotional art side.
Why let the kids have all the fun. This is a great way to loosen up with your art… for ALL levels of artists, ALL ages. It really shows if you can be free or find that hard and try to control. Also teaches about the different effects for example when varying the amount or thickness of paint, the degree of mixing, colour mixing on the artwork rather than on the palette, changes with change of viscosity of paint as it dries and a sensitivity to the physical pressure when applying the paint. Try it!!!! Can you resist the temptation to overmix and overblend…. and do you have an over-riding need to draw a subject?