Today’s watercolor experiment:
I began with a dry brush stroke of indanthrone blue with a stiff-bristle brush. I zigged and zagged.
Graded washes were on my mind from my warm-up activities (see Limber Session, also from today). I used cadmium orange to fill in the space between the upper zigs, a darker orange at the periphery; for the lower zigs I used my cadmium red light wash.
The resulting form reminded me of a light bulb, so I proceeded to mix indanthrone with cadmium orange to make a neutral color to darken the space outside the bulb space. I left room for yellow rays of light, which I painted after the dark mixture dried.
A light bulb is an iconic symbol for an idea. I am happy that all my efforts toward creating today’s image resulted in an idea.