Available for purchase on DailyPaintworks – https://www.dailypaintworks.com/fineart/marlene-lee/condolences-orchids/698336
I continued with Day 4 and 5 without using pencil just a thin brush to layout the basic shapes. In Day 6, I went back to the pencil. The pencil provides a quick warm up before laying in the colors.
Day 6 is my favorite of all three here. It reminded me of the qualities of watercolors that I love. The transparency, the glazing, the free flowing of paint. And just letting go.
A fellow urbansketcher gave me a Stillman & Birn sketchbook. It is their Beta series meant for mixed media with a soft cover. So I experimented.
Below are my initial watercolors. I tend to lay watercolor on heavy but I found the paper just did not soak up the watercolor. Too heavy and blotchy.
So I applied less watercolor. The next watercolors are more to my liking.
Less is more….
There is a stretch of freeway that connects Davis to Sacramento. It goes over rice fields and when it rains it looks like a lake. A great place for artists…and hunters, though the two never meet. So whenever my husband is driving I snapped photos and paint.
New series of small watercolor prints for sale on my Fine Art America. Done on 9 3/4 x 4 inch Arches rough watercolor pad. I approached it as a free flowing exercise to create abstract landscape imagery – following the paint as it leads. Originals are for sale so please email me if you are interested at firstname.lastname@example.org. Will be up on Special Listing.
These small watercolors abstracts were all created from one large sheet of Arches cold pressed watercolor paper. In a loose matter, watercolors are applied wet on wet at first and then in glazes. Divided into halves and halves and then in halves again to its small size, each piece provides a rich, colorful backgrounds. Using a broad edged suede pen about an 1″ wide, I manipulated calligraphic strokes in gouache to create unexpected imagery.
More pieces are shown in my Portfolio under Watermedia Abstracts. Also available for sale under my Etsy shop.