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.
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!
This is just beautiful.
This is beautiful. I just love this shade of blue. Thank you for sharing it.
Great experimentation...I am playing with watercolors as well!
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