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11-15-2008, 02:47 PM
I've been creating woodcuts and silkscreen prints since I was a teen, but have of late started to work in watercolors. Initially, I created still lifes, landscapes, etc, but lately I'm gravitating to abstract watercolors.

Here's a recent example, "In the Caves", 15 x 11, 140lb, Strathmore block.

C&C would be appreciated.


11-15-2008, 03:01 PM
Very nice. I like the vertical look and the play on gravity. I hope I'm making sense, I had a little too much wine tonight :rolleyes:

11-16-2008, 07:17 PM
Like how you worked with the media, watercolors can do some amazing things. Love the purple against the green background. Only note I have is pick an area of the deep puple areas, as a center of interest and maybe slightly lighten or neutralize the other purples so one area stands out more than the other.

11-16-2008, 08:40 PM
Nice form in watercolours:)

11-17-2008, 05:40 AM
I can see bats!!

11-17-2008, 06:04 AM
I rather like it up the other way, it reminds me of ancient standing stones!


11-17-2008, 08:47 PM
Barsha, Nann, Gal,

Thanks! I rather like it the way it is as well. :rolleyes:

I titled it "In the Caves" as when I had completed the work, that was the impression that immediately struck me, of the colors one might envision finding in a cave. Not the actual colors and shapes, but more of a sense memory.

- Bill

11-23-2008, 12:02 AM
Keep coming back to this one to provide some feedback. I like the limited palette you've chosen and some of the mark-making - like the wet-in-wet blooms. But it doesn't draw my eye in or evoke a feeling yet.

I think what is missing for me is a focal point and a path for the eye to follow through the composition. Perhaps some white remaining in the body of the piece? Not sure, but it's almost there!