Commission Painting

Progress01CCM I am pretty excited to be painting again. I have a commission piece that I started this week. This is a poured watercolor and this is the second application of paint. It doesn’t look like much now, but it will look more like recognizable objects soon.

With poured paintings the key is to get the correct values into the correct shapes. I use masking fluid to save the light areas. I apply wet washes, like here, then allow it to dry thoroughly. Then I use masking fluid to save more values and continue on with darker washes. I may apply up to ten layers of color to create all of the values I desire.



Progress02CCMHere is a close-up view. The drawing is a little more visible in this photo. You can also see some of the masked areas that are resisting the wet pigment. Using a full size sheet of Arhces 300 pound cold press paper, I used Quinacridone Gold, Quinacridone Magenta, and Ultramarine Blue for this stage.

I have a few lessons on how to create “poured” paintings on my lessons tab above. Enjoy!


One thought on “Commission Painting

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s