Bleeding Edge

I began with quick  light blue streaks on the paper. More thoughtful, deliberate yellow strokes were next, suggesting an origin for the original blue strokes. I wasn’t sure where this was going, when a spot of cadmium red light dripped onto the paper. I liked its placement, an element that set up a balance point.

Bleeding Edge, The Turning Point

In several more stages, I added more curved turquoise, phthalo blue  and yellow brush marks, adding to the impression of a field of grass blowing in the wind.

I thought I could add dimension to the piece by paralleling the blue and blue-green strokes with red.

Finally, I used my fan brush, adding Hooker Green to the mix. Using the edge, and poking it into the paper, I left little green serrated-ish tracks.

All was going well until…  another drip happened.  Although it changed the balance and focus of the piece, I like it.

Watercolor: Abstract - Bleeding Edge

Bleeding Edge
Watercolor Abstract
16″x12″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

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