August 13, 2013

Same drawing......different painting..

Sometimes I will use the same composition but approach the painting process in an entirely different way. In the paintings below, the first was drawn on the watercolor paper with pencil and painted shape by shape with no under painting. The shapes are clean and distinct and the whites pop a little more. In the second painting, the drawing was with crayon. The paper was then saturated with water, an under painting established with the white area determined at that time and then painted accordingly. The wax crayon resists the water so a colored line remains visible in the painting. So while the similarities are strong they are very different paintings. Just thought you might like to know.

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