Friday, October 2, 2009

Stormy Seas

I read a book that suggested a radical technique using a spray bottle on an already-wet canvas, to give the impression of a stormy seascape. Even with my limited skill set, I was able to achieve some of the effects here. Despite the amateurish-looking boats (one smack dab in the middle of the page) it goes to show that with watercolour sometimes the water does the work for you.

The colours don't really jive, and there's probably too much grey, which deadens the feel of the page. But the technique is worth hanging on to.
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1 comment:

  1. I read your post up on wetcanvas and figured to post here instead I personally like it when people take the time to sign my blog, hopefully you feel the same way.:)

    I like this painting,it is a fun technique to use my only concern is that ship in the center I would just scrub it out very lightly and let dry and just put a light grey wash back over that general area matching closely what you already have in the center of the picture.

    The shapes you have down work well and allow the eye to have movement within the picture giving the feel of Stormy Seas.

    As to getting better in watercolors/art (like you mention in your purpose of the blog) take care of your future wife and your dogs and let life entertain you and take it in that will feed your soul and when you paint that vibrancy will carry over into the art. Heart without art is just he.
    Let it become a way for you to express your emotions.

    one other thing take some time to look/take in art and find what you admire/like and find a great teacher/instructor in your area, take a couple classes, read up on the famous artist working in watercolors and find out if you agree,and find what you like about them and what you don't like about them.

    Hopefully this advise can help you, and if you find that its just not for you, do not let it bother you.

    Take care and looking forward to more work(S)