Watercolor Words and Wanderings

Way a beautiful day it has been- instead of writing, painting or other wise creating- I went cross country skiing out near the Bradford Bog, NH.dscn3643My watercolor class wants to learn how to paint waves so I have been brushing up on how to paint waves. Below is a sky getting ready for waves 😉 and also you can see a page of color swatches. This is a test to determine which colors are more transparent and which are more staining. I first put the black lines on the pages with a sharpie, then the paint over the black line. The more transparent the paint the less it covers the black. Once the swatches are dry, I took a brush to scrub off the color to see how much I can lift. The more I can lift the less staining the paint. You cannot see very well but some colors can scrub right off, almost back to the white of the paper and others hardly budge at all. I splattered some gouache on the snow scenes to try to mimic snow falling. I am down with the funny tree one but not sure about the lighted window house yet…I am exhausted up at 1:30- until next week- Peace- Bec




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