Wednesday, March 11, 2009

A BRUSHY INTERLUDE


Window Sill  Watercolor  22x15

Sometimes, as an interim project, its fun to quickly capture a simple kitchen moment with loose, juicy watercolors.

OPAQUE SHAPES OVER TRANSPARENT WASHES

Watercolor/Acrylic   22x30


Watercolor/Acrylic      22x30

Both of these figures were painted from life in two consecutive three hour Sunday sessions. However, in the end, the naturalistic backgrounds were boring.

Back in the studio, with opaque acrylics and tape, I invented symbols, shapes, straights, curves and diagonals to make the initial transparent areas more interesting.