|Smoky Farm Fields|
Smoky Farm Fields. Watercolor and gouache with Derwent water
soluble pencil, charcoal pencil. Painted on Arches 140 lb cold
press paper, 12 and 1/8 x 16 and 1/8 inch. There is a 3/4 inch white border
around the entire page.
Fun parts of painting this: using another fantastic John Lovett
technique of using an old fashioned dip fountain pen, loaded with
burnt sienna ink, then before it drys using a fine water spray and
watching it just do whatever it wants in the most amazing ways.
Works especially well for getting that old weathered look on walls,
buildings and boats.
But of course the obvious center stage trick
here is the blue snow blasts or rain blasts or leaves, I still can't
figure out what they are -- I just love the effect.
How to do it?
Mix a tiny bit of ultramarine blue or phthalo blue in either gouache
or gesso, add enough water then let the drops fly on your paper
by carefully aiming on (or not) where you might like them. You
can then tease them around with a rough old glue brush, or
spray water directly at a part of them or around and let water
and time do the rest. Awesome technique. Thank you
What? Two Blogs in one day? I'm getting manic :-)