Today’s watercolor experiment: In my recent watercolor experiments (Autumn Sky, Discontinuous Bird of Paradise, Amorphia), I wet the paper and painted fields of color. I dripped clear water into these fields and watched as it chased the color away leaving a starburst of white. Today I performed the inverse of this procedure. I wet the […]

Now for the Reds

Yesterday I used all the blues in my watercolor box. Little dabs of them are now in the wells of two different plastic palettes. An easy, non-abstract subject which uses all shades of blues is the ocean. I started with the redder shades of blue in the foreground and worked toward the horizon with the […]

Last and First

I already did my end-of-year review, but that was on December 30, 2013. I normally write posts toward the end of the day and set them to post automatically at midnight. Usually this wouldn’t be a problem, but in the case of date-sensitive, journal-like posts, it can get confusing. So this is my last post written […]