10.05.2012

Autumn Glow


I had a few weeks of not liking anything that I painted - painter's block I guess.  So I was thinking how to change course and come up with something totally different. I was thinking of the time I lived on the east coast and how lovely the fall colors were. I still wanted my watercolor to be more representational than realistic though. I started out by masking the tree trunks and glazing the paper with a pale yellow, followed by lots of splattering with different shades of yellow.  When that was dry I removed the masking fluid and scrunched up some saran wrap, dipped it into various shades and dabbed them onto the page.  I'm pleased with the result and think it worked out well.

21 comments:

  1. Your paintings are awesome. Just love your control over colors.

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  2. Loved the texture and the hues here Jean, the process sounded very interesting! Hard to achieve this result with water colors..

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    1. Thanks Padmaja. It was the first time I have tried something like this and I was pleased with the result.

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  3. These are just beautiful Jean! I just posted some fall color myself...but yours...BEAUTIFULER!! :)

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    1. That's so sweet of you Saundra. I love the textures you achieve with your collage and paint.

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  4. hello Jean, a really lovely painting, you have captured the autumn colours so well.

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    1. Thanks so much Caroline. Do you have a new computer yet?

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  5. I love it! :-)

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  6. It turned out fantastic! Somewhat abstract, with great texture!

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    1. I do like an abstract approach so am glad to hear you see that in this watercolor Blaga.

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  7. Cleverly done and very effective Joan. Fabulous painting.

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  8. Absolutely wonderful, Jean. I like the composition and the beautiful texture of the background. A great tribute to autumn.

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  9. Gorgeous colors Jean! Love the trunks in the middle of all that warm color.

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  10. Wonderful warm colors.Great work!

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  11. A fantastic painting of my favorite tree, what a wonderful burst of autumn colors !

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