First you get your watercolor paper all soaking wet.
Then you start splashing on some bright colors.
And then you really splash on some bright colors!
Caroline is using a large Connoisseur cats tongue wash brush to put all this color into place. Yes - there is a lot more color to add!
Wet wash, wet into wet paint, splashes, and now drips and runs. She is turning the board and letting the paint run together and then turning it another direction to let the paint run that way. Done? Not quite!
Now scatter a handful of salt over the wet paint and wait to see what happens.
You may have noticed that the colors are all very vibrant - rather like fall leaves when they change color. Well, this is going to turn into a carpet of fall leaves when the painting is finished. How? By the use of painting negative spaces.
|"Butterfly Fantasy" by Caroline Linscott|
Illustration from her book, "Watercolor 1, Learn the basics of watercolor painting"
A Walter Foster How to Draw and Paint book
In the meantime, I will be finishing up a few art projects and enjoying lots of Christmas fun with family and friends.