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11-29-2003, 10:54 AM

Title: Watercolour. Pushing this medium.
Year Created: 2003
Medium: Watercolor
Surface: Paper
Dimension: 10 x 14 inches
Allow digital alterations?: No, please :)

Watercolour and gouache.

Hi all,
I've been trying to push this watercolour medium a little further
and would really appreciate any comments on what I have been
able to achieve so far.

The attached image hasn't been designed with any artistic
intention in mind. It is just a vehicle for my experiments.

1. The four spheres. I have tried to do a disc which is full colour
on the outer edge which gradates to the white of the paper as
I get into the centre. The red and blue ones are Winsor and
Newton gouache, and the green and grey ones are Winsor
and Newton watercolour.

2. The bright Winsor Red blob at bottom right changes to red
then orange to yellow, almost to green then light blue to
ultramarine blue back to winsor red to orange to yellow to the
top left corner of the picture and back to winsor red. There are
a couple of dodgey areas here where the light blue changes to
ultramarine (a bit abrupt) and where the yellow changes to winsor
red. (It got out of hand when I tried to change the colour and go round
a 90 degree corner at the same time.)

3. Bottom left is a black gradated complex shape.

4. Top right. The purple shape started as a full strength colour at
the top and as I came down the paper I split into two to go around
the teardrop shape and then rejoin the two together at the same
colour depth, gradating all the time.

I would really appreciate your comments. No masking tape or fluids,
wetting agents, extenders, lifting or washing out, tricks with salt sprinkle
or anything was used. Just plain tap water, a worn No.8 ProArte brush,
Winsor and Newton Designers Gouache and Watercolours, and a
10 x 14 inches sheet of Saunders Waterford watercolour paper.

Thank you for your time and any comments.

pero lane
11-29-2003, 11:12 AM
Interesting abstract design...graduations are nice.:)

11-29-2003, 02:40 PM
Puzzling .........

11-29-2003, 03:40 PM
This is a great piece. Much movement and color to complement an outstanding comp.


11-29-2003, 07:27 PM
there is a nice pattern

I would think that the "pushing" could be a little less random, with planning the colors in a way that was even more powerful

Nice composition