Tuesday, February 7, 2017

A Change of Pace

Many, many years ago I used to paint with acrylics mainly tole painting on wood, glass, metal, etc.  I remember the simple brush strokes used to depict subjects.......particularly flowers.

I came across a video where a lady used similar brush strokes painting in watercolor.  I watched it a couple of times and then decided I wanted to have a go.

This was fun and oh did it bring back a lot of memories :-)  Felt strange though working with watercolors as thick as I did to produce these.  I combined the one-stroke method of creating the petals (push/pull/roll) and wet in wet to create the centers.  Then with a rigger brush, I added a little line work and definition but not so much to take away from the simplicity and patterns of the brush strokes.

This is something that would look good as a greeting card.  And to me something I would like mounted and framed...... only this particular one was done in a sketchbook.

With thoughts of how it might look mounted and framed, I thought I would play a bit by creating a digital mat.

Hand Sewn Journal of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb CP Watercolor Paper
W&N Watercolors


SusanA said...

So pretty! Seems like a good technique for staying a bit looser.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Susan :-) I love working with pen and ink but now and then it feels really good to just relax and go back to some simple less detailed brush work.

Mary McLaughlin said...

I love your flowers! Can you say more about the technique you used? Thanks so much.

Susan Bronsak said...

Thank you Mary............here's the youtube video I watched a few times before attempting these. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tqyPAVN8stM&t=127s

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