Thursday, June 9, 2011

EXPLOSIVE COLOUR

EXPLOSIVE COLOUR 14 X 20 - Available
Well I have completed my biggest piece ever, 14 x 20 inches!!  Amazing eh??  Yes, this is another piece which involves pouring watercolour to create the background and then using negative painting to develop it.  The two hibiscuses in the focal point are not part of the pour which helps to give them more punch.  I find it ironic that this same week is the opening for the International Miniature Show in Quebec and my smallest piece there is a landscape 2 x 2 inches! 
I know many of you are interested in how this works and I have included a WIP picture below so you can see part of the development.  I have another example in my May postings “Positively: Ready for the Picking” and if you check out Leslie Redhead’s blog, she has a tutourial on the pouring and several pictures that she has completed.  http://leslieredheadart.blogspot.com/2011/06/lavender-dreams.html
I am quite excited about this technique as it really helps me achieve my goal of trying to blend some really realistic elements in a picture but still have an impressionistic feel to it.   I love how the two work together.

EXPLOSIVE COLOUR - WIP

9 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

Beautiful hibiscus, Wendy!

Dors said...

Stunning work Wendy. I think this is your forte. It's just amazing how you bring it to life.
Love it.

Brenda Hill said...

I love this Wendy.

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Wendy Mould said...

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Gillian said...

Wendy this is just beautiful.

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Gillian, I love the colour and excitement in the picture too.

Donna MacDonald said...

Wendy, your watercolors always amaze me!! Beautiful!

Wendy Mould said...

Thanks Donna, I must admit I love your work as well.