Tag Archives: negative space

pastorale

This landscape was done in watercolor class a few weeks ago. Our instructor had talked about how colors in the distance are softer, lighter, and more muted, then demonstrated doing a landscape with a series of washes: sky, distant mountains, … Continue reading

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cool reflections

I’m pretty sure this is my new favorite watercolor; I love the composition, love the colors, love the white space, and totally love the rocks and the gently fading purple and blue. I painted this one afternoon during workshop time … Continue reading

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negative painting

I usually have more than one painting in process at any one time; currently, I’m playing around with some combinations of techniques…. wet on wet, dry on dry, poured paint, blowing through a straw, and negative painting. I have to … Continue reading

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stripes and white space

One day I walked into my watercolor class and saw a vase of flowers and a long piece of bunched-up striped fabric arranged across the worktable. “Uh oh,” I thought. The very idea of dealing with all that fabric seemed … Continue reading

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monochrome

Portraiture is not really my thing, most likely due largely to inexperience, non-practice, and undeveloped drawing skills, but recently we played around with faces in my watercolor class, working from photographs. This little blue watercolor is the result of a … Continue reading

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sunrise

Sometimes I take a break from working on paintings where I am trying to make water sparkle, or make trees look like the sun is shining through, where I am focused on creating the subtle colors of clouds or just … Continue reading

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