Wednesday, 31 March 2010

WATERCOLOUR PAINTING

A watercolour is a medium and it is an important tool in watercolour techniques and to blend them with water.
Watercolour is wonderful in the sense that it allows all types of expression.
There are a variety of watercolour techniques.  I did an abstract style, where after sketching, I dropped diluted watercolour paints  on a specific area , sprayed  water over the paint and then watch it spread, drip and blend to create a beautiful medley of colours and shapes.
My first and second art pieces below are from my sketch book while the 3rd is done on canvas board.

I had it sketched, followed by using watercolour pencil blended with water.

MY SECOND WATERCOLOUR PAINTING.....a mixture of watercolour pencil, acrylic paint and gesso.

MY THIRD MIXED MEDIA ......sketched  using charcoal pencil, painted with watercolour pencil, drops of FW acrylic paint then sprayed with water, acrylic paste, gesso and gold leaf.

The light moldering paste is used to create the texture and the gesso as a glaze to allow the first colour to show through. So what do you think of my first try?   Well... I certainly  need to create more to be there.

THE WAY WATER AND PAINT WORK TOGETHER IS A BEAUTIFUL THING TO BEHOLD.

4 comments:

Chowchow said...

Love the colours!

Toh Ee said...

Thanks Michelle. Watercolour effect is usually very pretty and natural.
Cheers!

Shaz said...

I love the watercolour effect at the moment. The beauty about it is that it can go on paper, canvas, fabric etc.. so versatile.. love them love them!

Beautiful flowers you've painted here.. love how the pink + red, all gel together..

Toh Ee said...

Never knew I could sketch. Looks like not bad at all. Needs more practice though. Regards.