Contemporary colorful paintings of fun and figures.
Thursday, September 3, 2015
8"x11 watercolor NFS
This one came a little easier. It is painted from an image by photographer Steven Niewoehner. The problem with painting from such an amazing photograph is that it is already a piece of artwork so you have to approach it with different intentions. I had a hard time photographing this because the colors just don't pop the way they do in person, especially the thistle. I have figured out a few things about watercolor like: 1) the brushes make all the difference 2) the paper makes all the difference too (this is on 400lb. cold pressed Arches) 3) figuring out the quantity of a mixed color and the ratio of water to paint are both important 4) if you don't have a process you are up the creek without a paddle