Friday, March 18, 2011
"Long Beach Cityscape #1" SOLD
watercolor on paper, 2009
12" x 9" (30.48cm x 22.86cm)
A Long Beach cityscape looking west at sunset. Recently sold, an experimental watercolor, one not in my usual method. Here I laid down the paint in puddles of color to build the forms and shapes. This allows me to see in terms of color, value and chroma instead of being too concerned with rendering surfaces and textures.
Every so often it's good to practice other means of working. It reminds me to always remember the fundamentals and ends up strengthening my work.
I did do some scrubbing out in areas that were becoming muddy in order to keep the painting fresh and originally planned to bring some areas to a higher degree of finish but decided that unnecessary considering my original intent.102
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