I just finished this one and I love how it turned out! It’s amazing what highlighting and shading can do. Without them, the bamboo would look like stripes. 🙂 Got another one I want to do and it involves experimenting with gouche. As always, feedback is welcome. 🙂
I dropped some paint, whipped out the spray bottle, and voila! A tree and river sort of. I like the looseness and colors but I think I can do better. So until then, I’ve deemed it a ‘hot mess.’ Any comments?
Since I have assaulted your eyeballs, I’ve put up a cute picture of my Vinnie for your viewing pleasure. 🙂
If you rub your eyes vigorously and squint while tilting your head, you might be able to make out that these are supposed to be negative flowers. I don’t think wet on wet is the right technique for doing this. Gonna try dry on wet and bleed out the outer edges.
I can’t decide if I like this one or not. The composition is awful I know. But I kinda like the colors and strokes. For the sea, I did a clear water wash over it to sort of blend the colors into the white areas giving it a softer look. I could make the sky look more like a sky but then that would be a different technique than the rest of the painting and that would look strange. I tried to be consistent.