EXPLOSIVE COLOUR 14 X 20 - AvailableWell 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