Wednesday, February 18, 2009

One more


Another little watercolour experiment. It´s great fun to do these tiny try-outs, they often end up completely different than I thought they would. That´s what is so great about watercolours - if you stop trying to control them, they will perform wonderful tricks for you!

The principle I had here was trying to get that paint onto the paper without necessarily using a brush. Try it - grab anything that you think could possibly move paint from your palette to the paper, and don´t give up too soon! This took me about two hours, where most of the time was spent waiting for paint layers to dry.

12 x 12 cm, watercolours on Arches 300 gsm watercolour paper (cold pressed, I think).

12 comments:

Kate (Cathy Johnson) said...

It's luminous! What fun!

Sandy said...

Very cool impressionist effect! Love this experiment.

Sarah Ketelaars said...

i think i will try it - feeling very inspired by your example. lovely picture. thanks for sharing :)

Anonymous said...

Nina! This is stunning!! And the farther away from it you get the more "detailed" it appears! I love your stuff!! deni....;)

Paloma Chaffinch said...

Wow - this is amazing. The colours are so subtle and it had a really calming effect on me. I love your other watercolour experiments too.

marancat said...

This is really beautiful!

jgr said...

This is extremely cool! You are so right, if we let the watercolors 'do their thing', it turns out better. I think I'll try it too! Thank you for the inspiration.

--Jane

Chris said...

wow. this is neato! i may have to try this today.

Lindsay said...

This is really interesting. Lovely layered effect.

caseytoussaint said...

This is so atmospheric - I love it.

Ellis Nadler said...

fantastic

Rebecca said...

Superfint!
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