Saturday, July 14, 2007

Detail - Pumpkin Patrol

Here is a detail on "Pumpkin Patrol" and an example of what is called negative painting. The light wash is applied first. When this wash is dry, a second darker wash is applied to sort of "carve" out shapes and values to present different shapes. It takes some practice and I'm still learning, but this is what makes watercolor so interesting and challenging!
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This detail shot is a great piece all on it's own. Wonderful color effects!
Isn't that watercolor canvas fun?
I bought one by mistake, and ended up loving it!

David said...

Thanks very much. Yep, the canvas really does let you be a lot more free with just messin' around.

Appreciate you looking at my stuff, as always.