Friday, 9 May 2008

Watercolour 2

Brincos de Princesa (2008)
Watercolour (and Pastel) on Arches (300 gsm)

And so it is finished... The painting is mainly watercolour, but when I put the background down I realised that it was very strong and made the picture very flat. So, in came the pastels - a bit of cool blue - very faint, just enough to bring the foliage out of the way. What I learned with watercolour to date is that I will have to do a LOT more planning if I want my pictures to work. Regardless, I really enjoyed doing this one... it was in a sense 'healing'.

1 comment:

mariolanda said...

you´re right: the blue backrground makes the painting more "alive"