Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Pink Flowers - A Work in Progress

Today I painted with the Buckhorn Tuesday Painters.

This was an interesting exercise, we made mono print paintings.

A piece of watercolour paper was soaked in water and while it was soaking we dropped colour on a piece of glass. In this case I used French ultramarine blue, raw sienna and alizarin crimson.

The paper was removed from the water and placed on the sheet of glass and using a rolling pin or brayer the colour was transferred to the paper.

When the paper was lifted from the glass to me it looked like flower blossoms.

I made a green of French ultramarine blue and raw sienna and started picking out some leaves. Most of the background of this painting will be done in the negative.

I will have to spend some time looking at this painting before I go any further to decide what I would like to do with it.

I will post it again at a later date after I have completed more work on it.