Monday, August 28, 2017

Winter Field

Winter Field.  Watercolor & Crayon
About 6.75 x 9 inches.
Speed post!  I have someplace to be in 15 minutes.

Started as a tree landscape, went to a pure abstract, and then came back to abstract landscape.

Best part?  It's signed, matted, photographed, and I'm about to list it on Etsy.  That's usually my energy barrier.  It's hard to sell art if you don't have any art online to sell.  Instead, there's a stockpile in my basement

Phthalo blue (gs), quin gold, phthalo green, and quin red, overlaid with crayon on the top half.
Fabriano 300 lb rough press.

Sunday, August 20, 2017

Come to The Edge 1-3

Come to the Edge, 1-3.  Watercolor & Crayon
Each about 6 x 3 inches.
I'm really enjoying doing watercolors on hot press and then going back over with some crayon.  It's kind of therapeutic.  You can see more sets I've done like this here, here, and here.

You can see the original paint I laid down on Instagram, here.  I like the colors.

The title is from a quote by Guillaume Apollinaire:
Come to the edge, he said. They said: We are afraid. Come to the edge, he said. They came. He pushed them and they flew.
Paint--nickel azo yellow, carbazole violet, cobalt teal, an indanthrone blue
Paper--300 lb hot press Fabriano.

Saturday, August 12, 2017

Where Orange Meets Blue

Where Orange Meets Blue.  Watercolor.
Approximately 5.5 x 8 inches.
I started this intending for it to be abstract, but then it turned into a horizontal landscape.  It's definitely still kind of abstract.

It's satisfying to have a little piece that starts out amorphous pull together in a way that's pleasing to me.  Like when a key works on a lock.

Daniel Smith, permanent yellow deep, carbazole violet and cobalt on Fabriano 300 lb hot press paper.