Waves and Reflections

Originally posted on Brotherly Love:

 

 

I’m taking it easy and feeling better since my kidney stone pain. Thank you for your kind wishes.

Today’s watercolor experiment:

I watched a video about painting waves and tried it out.

Waves – Process:

I carefully wet the paper, unlike my normal practice of soaking it. After preparing a wash of Prussian blue, I applied it lightly, making it slightly darker at the bottom of the paper. When the paper was dry I wet it again and drew my Prussian blue-laden brush across. If the blue color spread, the paper was too wet. A dry brush could soak up the excess if this should occur.

I made small horizontal blue strokes, dark and broad at the bottom, getting lighter and thinner as the waves approached the horizon.

Watercolor: Wave Experiment

Waves 12″x16″ 140# Cold Pressed Watercolor Block

 

Reflections – Process:

I was on my own for this part of the composition. No…

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