Monday, September 27, 2010

On My Easel - watercolor portrait experiment

After I finished painting today, I decided to get out my pan watercolors and try painting from a drawing.  Not too experienced in watercolor, I ended up spilling the little pans all over the floor and didn't remember where each was supposed to go.  The reds and yellows were easy, but the darks - each time I dipped my brush in a dark, the color was a complete surprise.  Never did find cerulean, but I know it's there somewhere.  This is on 11 x 14" Yupo, which seems to be a lot like painting on gesso or white gouache in the lifting technique - although I didn't really do much lifting.  It was fun and I'm thinking of using it with my ink markers in dancer drawings.  Thanks so much for looking!

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