Commitment: the state of being emotionally impelled to do something. My commitment is to making art, loving life and doing well.

Daily Artworks... my continuing challenge for 2015: Observe and record. Record and observe. And stretch - s-t-r-e-t-c-h - myself.
What will I discover?

Friday, November 6, 2009

Art Every Day Month - November 6

Layers: Transparent Washes



Today for my "Art Every Day for the Month of November" challenge I laid down two washes of transparent color – viridian and prussian blue – with deliberate and accidental movements of paint on the paper, and with varying degrees of wetness and dry brushing.

What did I get? Lovely delicate marbled effects, abrupt patterning, and a jewel-like quality in the depth of color. See-through textures, mottled tones, and an underpainting that dissolved as the next layer went over it.

I also got a sense that however controlled I might want to be in applying it, the paint will create its own random characteristics as it dries on the paper. I just need to wait to see what it will look like.

And I needed to remind myself not to judge whether or not I like the effect until the painting has finished itself.

4 comments:

Julie Ann Shahin said...

Yay! I get to be first to comment!!!
Oh, this shade of blue is one of my favorite colors. Just gorgeous.

I think you are on the right path!

Enjoy AEDM!
xoxo,
ja
http://julieannshahin.blogspot.com

Sharon said...

This is just beautiful.

rennata said...

This is beautiful. I just love this shade of blue. Thank you for sharing it.

tortagialla said...

Great experimentation...I am playing with watercolors as well!

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