Thursday, May 25, 2006

White Irises

I painted this today for a project in WatercolorWorkshop, a Yahoo group for watercolor artists. The object of this project was to paint something white without using white paint, and to see how many colors could be found in a "white" object. For my irises I used cobalt blue, permanent rose, burnt sienna, permanent yellow, and a little scarlet lake in the centers.

Lighthouse Collage

I've been reading the collage books written by Gerald Brommer. I like the way he sometimes leaves some vertical whites and adds linework to make his subjects a little abstract. This is my original painting of the famous Pemaquid Lighthouse, done with various types of rice paper, based on the methods suggested in Brommer's book "Watercolor and Collage Workshop".