Abstract Lettering

I began with purple today. It didn’t go as smoothly as the gray strokes from yesterday.  Perhaps it was the paper. I used Arches paper yesterday and Canson, today. Although they were both cold pressed, Arches paper has more of a texture than Canson does. At any rate, the purple didn’t seem to adapt properly to my brush’s moments.

Watercolor: Abstract - 102816

Abstract Lettering
16″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

I wanted to complement the purple, so I used phthalo blue under the half-circle. Then I washed the entire paper with vermillion red. I used two types of yellows to brighten some of the areas around the purple figure. This created a nice glow. I re-painted the purple to bring it to the forefront.

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