Abstract with Curlicues 062717

Today’s composition began with the stair-step lines. In some of Paul Klee’s work, he uses this form as the border of a shading gradient that appears to be air-brushed. I shaded some of the stair steps and other border shapes with a rusty red, which had the effect of projecting these shapes forward.

I used my dip pen to continue the outlines of some of the shapes, ending them with curlicue flourishes.

Watercolor: Abstract with Curlicues 062717

Abstract with Curlicues 062717
12″x9″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

I like that the composition seems to exist on two different parallel planar levels.

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