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Watercolor Art Lab

Having fun in my watercolor art lab. For the past few days I’ve been experimenting with watercolor (and other paints). I’m sharing this now, as it’s world watercolor month. I will share more watercolor work in days to come, though perhaps not every day. And I will share some of earlier July results in ‘7 day summary posts’ over the next weeks too.

Experimenting time! I was just making blocks of color and trying out marks, layering them on the older layers of paint (the red-orange-yellow piece below), adding salt (always fun!), putting cling wrap on top (colored piece below).

On some paintings I started in watercolor, later adding marks in acrylic paint (getting far too busy results!) and then carving out some interesting element ( editing out the rest by adding opaque acrylic paint). These are obviously ‘just experiments’, at best works in progress. We’ll see where they end up. They could just end up on the pile of yuck paintings (we all have that pile, don’t we?). They may end in the trash, or as part of a collage at some point. We’ll see. But at least this is a fun practice in my ART LAB.

The paintings below have a bit of a sci-fi feel to me. The green one reminds me of The Day of the Triffids. Maybe when I’m done with it, the world will be saved again.If not the world, at least the painting will be. 🙂

Thanks to all teachers and friends that instilled a healthy appetite for experimenting and play in me. Hurray, Hurray, Hurray!

My inspiration for this – World Watercolor Month – Wendy Brightbill; her course Letting go : An Exploration in Abstract Painting (on Jeanne Olivers Creative Network) – Fred Lisaius’ and Vall Webbs wonderful watercolor classes.

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3 comments on “Watercolor Art Lab

  1. Susan Feniak
    July 24, 2016

    Nice lab work!! I like all the different affects you are getting with your experiments.

  2. Sheila Marie Delgado
    July 25, 2016

    The bottom two make me feel like I am looking out futuristic windows, at the city, and the forest. Lovely experiments here 🙂

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