As I am working on another Venetian door -surprise!- Meanwhile, I will post a painting from another series I keep returning to: The Dazzling Pears series. These are fun paintings where I try to be more spontaneous and slightly more daring. I started with ordinary pouring technique; then I added a bit of masking, then a lot of masking to produce a semi-abstract design. I would now like to push this approach a bit further...maybe removing some of the masking halfway through the pouring, adding more masking....whatever combination I can think of.
When I work on one of these small watercolors, the world around me completely disappears for a short time, the notion of time is non-existent - I am totally focused on the play of colors, the movement of the paint, the transformation that takes place on the paper. This has to be good body, soul and mind!
I am so grateful that art can bring me such pleasure.
Here are examples of these dazzling pears:
Original watercolor painting
Arches 140lb cold-pressed watercolor paper
Size: 6.25" X 8.5"
Matted to fit an 11"X14" frame
Original and note cards available
Arches 140lbCP watercolor paper
Size: approx 7" X 9"
Original in private collection
Note cards available