Ghostly Leaf

The idea today was to further explore the interaction of two colors: ultramarine blue and quinacridone burnt orange. I began with a swath of blue. I drew a brush loaded with burnt orange across the wet blue field, pausing at intervals for the pigment to bloom into the background.

 

Watercolor: Abstract - Leaf via Drips

Leaf
9″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

Before executing the composition above, I practiced on another piece of paper with a single stroke (see Leaf Fantasy). The diffusion of the water on that composition led me to the design of the study above, pausing to incorporate the spread of the water as a visual element in the design.

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