Monday, August 20, 2012

Watercolors

I've goofed around with watercolors over the past year and I've done a couple sessions with my son.  This weekend, I decided to make these after remembering Saturday's seafood lunch.

https://www.etsy.com/listing/107297934/crab-claw-no-2-watercolor-7-x-10

https://www.etsy.com/listing/107297828/crab-claw-no-1-watercolor-7-x-10

I originally made 2 and showed them to my wife.  She remarked on the traits she liked best and I used that to do a few versions.  Laying down colors, smearing them together, then returning to add finishing touches was a fun process!  After screwing up a couple pieces while making the dots, I learned to release most of the paint on a nearby cardboard surface.  All dots afterwards came consistently and only required a dab from the tip of the brush.

The experience was quite pleasing and has me curious about how others before me have approached the same medium.