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September 30-in-30 Challenge – Day 10

And shift in topic and I’m back to my blues and greens.  I’d initially intended something different for this piece.  I have some paper shapes that I wanted to use to absorb the color from a wash and then layer other more color down over that, but it wasn’t working at all.  It did give me a gorgeous base texture though so I tried to come up with a subject to use that.  Thus I ended up with what in my head is a mermaid, although there’s little to suggest that.  Still, it works for me.

I used a reference photo for general lines but that was it, everything else I made up as I went along so any thing odd looking is all on me.  I do very little representational art, partly because it takes effort (I’m lazy) and mostly because I never think it’s going to turn out well.  Still, this turned out a lot better than I expected, so I’m happy.  The green in the hair isn’t as liney looking as the scan makes it seem, the colors blend more.

Day 10 – “Blue Girl”
Watercolor on paper
4″ x 6″

 

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