|Vessel 6, 29 x 22, gouache|
Wet brush, loaded with water and pigment, hits the watercolor paper and moves and melds into the paper. What a thrill! I wanted to see if I could mimic with watercolor the feeling I get with Sumi. Nope. It's completely different. Sumi has more body and independence. But, this painting was a lot of fun regardless of any disappointments.
Here's the Sumi painting that inspired the larger painting.
Not by any plan, the wonderful consequence painting ideas of my regular Sumi sketch paintings is a wealth of painting ideas and references for further abstract work. If the sketch appeals to me, it just might make a great painting.
You never know.