Out of the blue: A forest painted with watercolor in shades of green and blue
Out of the Blue
Watercolor on paper
17 x 29 inches
My latest watercolor on paper, I painted this one section by section from left to right, mixing colors wet in wet and adding a lot of splattering towards the end.
I am starting by stretching my watercolor paper ( Arches hot press 140 lb) on a stretcher, and then I am leaving it to dry. I then make a precise drawing of the trees.
Then I preserve all the white areas with liquid frisket. This is taking a long time but will allow me to paint freely and faster without having to go around tiny areas of white.
This is my painting palette: Daniel Smith Burnt Sienna, Reeves Payne’s grey, Holbein Cobalt Turquoise, Da Vinci Prussian blue, sap green,permanent red and cadmium lemon, Van Gogh Madder Lake Light.
I am starting to paint, one area at a time. mixing colors wet in wet
I am making my way along the painting.
I am using a very limited palette with mainly blue, green and brown.
When I am done painting, I lay the painting flat on the floor and will splash it with 2 different watercolor washes.
I make 2 watercolor mixes.
I then splatter the painting heavily using some droppers. This time I am leaving the liquid resist on while I am splattering as I want to keep my white area crisp and well defined.
Here is a time lapse video that shows the painting process:
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