8.11.2013

Golden Dreamscape


For this watercolor I wanted to achieve a tonalist look. I did a light pencil sketch then sprayed my hot-pressed paper all over with a squirt bottle. For the sky I did a Quinacridone Gold wash and then glazed over it while still wet with Daler Rowney's sepia ink watered down so that all it did was tone down the gold color. I added the same gold color to the bottom area, then painted over that with watered down acrylic green gold. I added the trees with sepia ink, which tends to run on a wet surface, making some nice soft edges.  I carried down the sepia to suggest tree roots and added granulation medium for texture. Size: 11.5" x 7.5"

9 comments:

  1. Very aptly titled, it is a stunning piece!

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  2. I like it a lot!

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  3. I was wondering what size your painting is Jean. Green gold is such a fresh looking colour and is available in nearly all of the mediums. I think it works really well here in your painting to create a natural light area which quietly glows. Once again a nice design overall and full of atmosphere, very nice indeed.

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  4. Thanks Caroline for reminding me to post the size. I agree about the color green gold. I really like it and will use it more.

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  5. thanks for posting the size Jean, I can imagine how the painting looks at that size.

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  6. The granulation and color; the variation of line; the bleeing ... Really a stunning painting! So much to look at and appreciate.

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  7. Wow, you really have such sense of place!

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