Friday, December 14, 2012
Quiet on the San Juan Islands
Simple subjects always make the best compositions. Some hills, houses and a boat lead to a peaceful scene. You can see the value changes from back to front which create depth and a third dimension. I started this painting by wetting my paper and putting in the sky. Usually, I turn my paper upside down and progress from yellow to red to blue. I then tilt my paper (which is on a board) to allow some running of the color across the paper. This is what I like about watercolor media. The colors run, and their transparency creates new colors.