On Saturday, I felt like taking out my watercolours again, after quite some while. I had an idea, an image in my head that I wanted to get down on paper. I have started doing more and more figurative and portrait painting lately, but abstract painting is something that still fascinates me and that I will always come back to. I just love the interplay of colours and textures.
I wanted to use a cool palette of greys and dark blues, with a touch of red and bright turquoise, putting one layer on top of the other to create depth, and light and shadows.
The finished piece, by daylight. I put it into a white frame, behind glass, to see how it would look. It makes such a difference.
I'm sure that a traditional watercolourist would have a thing or two to say about my use of black and white paint and pen, and about transparency. But I'm not a traditional watercolourist, and to be honest, I've never quite understood that thing about not using black and white paint in watercolour (although some of the white areas above is the paper). I think they work just wonderfully.
Linking up to the terrific Paint Party Friday. Make sure to go and have a look at all the wonderful, inspirign work there. It's always a treat.
I'll be away from my computer for a few days, and I'm not sure if and when I'll have some internet access in. Have a wonderful weekend everyone, have fun and create. I'll be back again soon.