Emerging Landscape

I began today’s painting in much the same way as I began the others of the past few days: choosing pigments, wetting the paper, spreading them around and watching them interact. In my painting entitled Layers, I repeated the steps of soaking the paper, applying more pigments to selected areas of the paper and letting the entire composition dry.  Today, I removed pigments as well. In one of the wetting/washing steps, I dabbed the watercolor paper with a clean paper towel. During another ‘wet phase’, I used an ‘elephant ear’ sponge to remove narrow swaths of pigment on the middle and lower portions of the paper.

 

Watercolor: Abstract - Landscape

Abstract Landscape
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

I love the atmospheric look of this study and the way a landscape emerged out of the mist. Perhaps I stopped too soon, but I really like the way it looks in its current state.

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