Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Another Opaque Watercolor Attempt

This small piece was started almost a year ago in a workshop with Martha Mans ( using her palette of transparent and opaque watercolors.  With nothing else planned, why not play with it.  Again, not considering myself much of a landscapist, I try to get too detailed for this type of subject.  This was worked on Arches 300 lb. rough.  It is not the type of paper I’m used to working on and found it to be heavily sized as colors seemed to lift readily.  Another observation is that this paper does not lend itself to my preferred wet-in-wet technique, and the opaque paints do not flow readily.  My favorite part of this painting is the road leading in.  Mountains and sky weren’t too difficult to achieve, but trees and grasses have always been problematic.  I’m hesitant to post this, but why not.  It is all a learning experience!

Florissant Fall, 7 1/8” x 10” watercolor, ©Johanna Cellucci