1.11.2012

Textured Woodland


This is my first painting of  2012 and I was really pleased with the results first time off. I am trying hard to paint loosely. I like the semi abstract style with just suggestions of what the subject is. I bought an incredible book by Ann Blockley called "Watercolour Textures". She uses interesting techniques to create textures, including watercolor pencils, oil pastels, inktense blocks, india ink etc. Her style is loose and dramatic. I was so impressed with the book that I ordered one of her DVD's so I could see her at work. I am really inspired. I have learned so much from both the book and the DVD.  It has helped me to look at how I approach painting a subject in a totally different way. I am taking this one to class tomorrow for review. I painted this watercolor on Arches hot pressed paper using indian yellow, neutral tint, burnt sienna, sepia ink and green gold  - a new color I tried - which was used in the trees.

13 comments:

  1. Wow! I love it! I can see that you are inspired.

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  2. I love it! Nice loose style.

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  3. A lovely work to start your creative year, it looks very fresh and loose..learning never stops that leads to fresh avenues.

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  4. Oh, I love all the splatter and the gorgeous and warm colors, so much freedom in your execution.

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  5. this one flows jean ... Ann and John Blockley works are inspiring

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  6. Great start to the year Jean. Lovely loose watercolour. Textures are beautiful. Loved it.

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  7. I absolutely love the texture in the foreground! The whole painting is very beautiful with its crisp, transparent colors.

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  8. Being primarily an abstract painter, I am drawn to looser paintings and I really like this one! Bravo.. Glad you discovered Ann!

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  9. Ciao, beatiful and dramatic, big atmosphere and emotions. I love textures and I try to find the book of Ann Bockeley. Thank you for information and for your paint. Ciao, Floriana

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  10. I love the golden yellow of the trees against the warmer gray of the sky; also the variety of "techniques" you use to such good effect--the bleeding trunks, the stippling/splatter in the foreground ... Great start to 2012!

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  11. I think it is super-super success!(sorry for my English)
    So full with freedom and passion.

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