Friday, February 15, 2008

Workshop, Day 3

Today was the last day of the workshop and I did two pieces. The first, the blue and gold one, was started as soon as we got there (early) with various papers collaged over most of the sheet. It, like the first two I did, are more or less full sheet (22" x30") size. Then I painted tans and golds, along with some blues over everything. It was dull. So I went in with black ink and dark brown liquid watercolors. Wow! There are other things collaged over all that, then more painting, and so forth. I may crop this one some way, but I'm not at all sure where or how yet. In reality, the lines on this one are more horizontal than the photo looks.

The second painting is half the size of the first three paintings. I used printed copies of a couple of sketches I made in Jamaica pasted over a tan background, then added various other colors, including a dark brown liquid paint that I applied with a bamboo pen. This one is definitely calmer than the first, and much lighter in value.

1 comment:

Marilyn Fuerstenberg said...

The first painting looked like a river going under a bridge with rocks on the sidelines. I also see a little boat with a white sail on the left. I really like this as is. I don't think it needs much cropping.
Marilyn Fuerstenberg