Yesterday's painting is a reversal of this painting, but this one includes more background area. The technique of literally pouring watercolor in layers over protected, painted shapes helped develop the glow in the tulips.

The mood in today's post seems livelier, maybe because of the warmer palette. Although the process takes a lot of planning and work, it's so worth it when all those miskit areas are removed to reveal the luminous colors.

A scrubber brush helped soften some edges in this painting, too, but no paint on a brush ever met with the paper. Both paintings are from the archives.

"TWILIGHT" Transparent Watercolor on 140#CP Arches 20 x 14"


Chris Beck said...

Both this and yesterday's paintings are superb! They just glow.

Niclas J├Ânsson said...

This one is great, soft colors! Fun technique that opens up for another way of painting!
Good work Sandy!

Anita Davies said...

Beautiful Sandy

Dawn said...

ohhh I like em both! I love the light in the first one and the warmth in the second. Excellent Sandy!
word verification:
righte :)

TipArt said...

Great painting! It feels like spring is back in town :)

Margaret Ann said...

Both pieces are superb...I have tried this technique but only once...my patience and heaviness of hand were not very good painting partners...I appreciate every pour made here...I am in awe!

Sandy Maudlin said...

Thanks for the comments. Applying the miskit is really one of the big the keys to making this work well. That and guessing just how much darker to make each pour... It's really worht the struggle, I think. Have a great week, ya all.