Monday, 21 June 2010

Back to Watercolour

My friend Peter, a prolific watercolour artist in the South West, has been engaged in a project depicting Native Americans. He recently sent me one of his source photographs and having not had the watercolour box out for a few weeks I decided to use it as the basis of a picture using the sables and watercolours.

The result shows my lack of fluency and my forgetfulness about some of the sensible ways to make a picture coherent. The main flaw is one of ignoring connections of areas with similar value and the second failing to vary the edge relationships between hard and soft thereby making links and allowing the eye the opportunity to roam. Maybe another attempt is required to reinforce these ideas?

Peter's work can be found at , give it a visit.

Acoma Woman - watercolour on Not paper 12" x 10"


Peter Ward said...

Hi Mick Back from Bruges! Interesting how you've tackled this. I've started another version, completed the face before I left last Sunday. I've looked at it since coming back and may attempt to progress further this afternoon. All I can say is it's damned difficult and poses many questions for which I have no easy answers!

Mick Carney said...

Peter - That's exactly what I found. I have it in mind to have another go myself.