Monday, December 27, 2010

Crashing Surf - A Work in Progress

In this collage I am using two different kinds of Oriental papers that I applied to the watercolour paper first.

Once the matte medium had dried I looked at the way the papers seemed to indicate movement.

I washed in a sky using French ultramarine blue first.

Using raw sienna, a put a pale wash of colour into some areas of the wave crest which helped me decide on where I wanted to place my rocks.

I then added some of the French ultramarine blue into the areas I was going to paint as water. While the paint was still wet I added mixtures of Antwerp blue and raw sienna to give it the colour of the ocean.

Using the colours I used for the water, plus burnt sienna and alizarin crimson I painted in the rock shapes and set the painting aside to dry.

I will come back to it later and work some more on it and once I feel it is completed I will post it.