Monday, 25 June 2012

Splashing the Paint

Carrying on with last week's theme. that is exploring some different techniques with watercolour, I decided to get into our little plot where we have a few flag irises in bloom and use them as the basis for my painting.

Essentially I used lots of colour much of it wet in wet and then splashed it with other colours and water with a few areas acquiring a little salt. The blooms themselves were left for a more restrained approach and I've reached the point where I want to leave it alone for a while. I think there is work to be done in terms of further modelling on the flowers and maybe one of two additions to increase the counterchange in parts.

A fun day with a little learned about the techniques in use.

Irises - Watercolour on Not paper 18" x 12"


Ray Maclachlan said...

This is a very proficient effort Mick. Great colour and texture. I do like the way the flower on the right blends in with lost edges.

Peter Ward said...

Very good effort Mick. You should further explore this way of painting.

Mick Carney said...

Ray - Thanks. I've started to think a little more about edges. They make a real difference if planned properly.

Mick Carney said...

Peter - Yes, I think a little more experimentation with this could be fun.