I love this piece. No, I mean I really, really love it. It turned out much better than I could have hoped when I started working on it. Another in the Flow series, I felt like using purples (as you can see from yesterday’s piece) and since the only one I own is way more reddish than I preferred, I mixed up my own using True Blue and Crimson pigments. Oh, yes! Then I got out my iridescent watercolors and added some silvery blue and orange, which looks coppery on the page. They flowed just as beautifully as I could have imagined and give the whole painting some gorgeous shine. And that shine shows up in the photo so well, too!
Day 15 – “Copper (Flow 4)”
Watercolor on paper
5″ x 7″
Fun tidbit – I don’t change my rinse waters until they start getting really murky and bad, so when I was doing some preliminary washes for day 16’s painting, I used the same water I’d rinsed out the iridescent colors. That ended up giving day 16’s painting a touch of iridescence of its own, which amused me.
You probably can’t see it in this photo, but it’s there. Here’s a teaser for tomorrow’s painting.