Working on mastering this medium enough that
I can move away from realism and make art that moves me.
Today I finally just moved away —
playing with palm trees and deep color and texture.
I experimented with watercolor graphite, and my new paint colors.
Yummy colors, rich deep colors.
There are things I like about them, especially achieving a breakaway from realism.
Not fond of the white accent but played with Pitt pen accenting the watercolors
in the second one. In the third not even close to good,
but I like the way I moved the watercolor with a ton of water at the end
then added bright dollops of color, then sopped water blobs up and moved them around.
AND, I learned a lot more today.
Thanks to the Merri Artist in McMinnville (and online) for helping me find the watercolors I wanted! What a great store — with people who know how to paint so they can assist!
Mitchell and I played yesterday, good Mexican food in McMinnville (Los Molcajetes) and wandering in the wet GREEN Oregon countryside, dotted with yellows, pinks and purples of mustard, grape hyacinth, and flowering tulip and dogwood trees.
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