Thursday, May 7, 2009

Sunflowers on Clayboard, In Progress 5

I have started painting in the background for the sunflowers. My intention...a background that would provide a deep value contrast in relation to the high-key value of the flowers. And though I would like to say I intended to paint in the circular form in the background and the indication of a hedge line, sometimes a painting will take on it's own intentions. I just applied the paint, tilted the board and facilitated the movement of water. The forms developed, pigments separated, all on their own. Sometimes I like the effects best when they aren't created using a brush. Much of the painting is done this way, by tilting the board and letting the water move the paint versus using the paintbrush. I guess, after all, this is a watercolor.

1 comment:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Love the effects you got in the back ground. And your flowers really pop.