Monday, March 30, 2009

Trying out the splash

"Beach Man"
20 x 18, watercolor

I've seen watercolor paintings that are done in a splashy way and I've admired them. Charles Reid does it in his work, Eric Wiegardt also. So, I thought I might give it a try today. I'm not crazy about how I did it. Maybe I need to do it with a toothbrush instead of my soaking wet squirrel mop. I'll try it again.

As my dear friend Myrna says, "I'll do better next time!"

This painting is my first submission to Karin Jurick's challenge on her blog "Different Strokes from Different Folks." She posts a reference photo and many artists paint their interpretations of the subject and Karin posts them.


dominique eichi said...

In all those exercises we do , we all learn something .
This one has a great eagerness about it in it's splash.

Katherine van Schoonhoven said...

Thank you, Dominique, for your comment. The idea was better than its execution. Try, try again.

Celeste Bergin said...

I have been thinking about doing one of those Karin Jurik challenges. I do like this man's pose...he is looking to the future! We are too...and Katherine, paint many more successes than "failures"..that is clear! I always like to think that the failed paintings are the best ones..because they teach us the most!

Celeste Bergin said...

oooops Karin Jurick. corrected spelling!!!!!