Monday, October 05, 2009

Walking the tightrope



I'm doing a little experimentation with this portrait. Its a watercolour on 11 x 14 arches paper. I want to go loose and a little abstract with it as well and see what happens.  The first layers are down now its time to play around a bit.

I want the colours to be bright and cheerful and there will likely be some ink in here before I'm through.  Of course that becomes the tightrope.  I can get safely to the other side or fall off entirely.

But hey, its only paper.  And being part of the circus should be fun. Shouldn't it?

4 comments:

ujwala said...

it sounds exciting. looking forward to seeing the next stage.

Billie Crain said...

It's always fun to experiment.:) This could be a raging success but if it isn't you will still learn a lot. As for the 'it's only paper' thing...it depends on how large a piece of paper we're talking about. I'm such a paper miser.:(

Jeanette said...

Thanks Ujwala. More later I hope.

You're right Billie. Good paper isn't cheap. This was from a block of watercolour paper I had, which I'd gotten on sale, so I won't be heartbroken if it doesn't fly. If it were a full sheet of 300lb, then I wouldn't be as happy. :)

A Brush with Color said...

It looks great! You're brave and good to experiment and try different things. And they always look great!