Monday, August 12, 2013

"Shades of Violet"

(unavailable.....4" x 6".....on 300 lb. CP)

"Shades of violet color the reflections of my mind." Depending on how you feel when you see violet colors, they can symbolize sadness or elation. It's a matter of preference.

This is another 4" x 6" that began with watercolor. White bleedproof white gouache was added to key areas to create new shapes and add a sense of mystery. Working on pieces this small gives me an opportunity to practice watercolor techniques and how the pigment reacts to various degrees of wetness. I also played around with the ratio of pigment to water. The focal point has pigment applied right out of the tube with no water added accept for the edges after it was applied.

These are quite fun to do and allow for experimentation and practice without too much fuss. And there you have it...just a few more things to think about.

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