Thursday, March 17, 2011

Neon continued

 
Last week I put down the drawing of a neon FISH sign on watercolour paper and have since added some layers of colour to it.  I'm a little loathe to show it at this point because its at its ugly stage, but I figured what the heck.  We've all been there before and know (or at least hope) that it moves on into its swan stage sooner or later.

I masked the tubes of the sign and have started working into the ones on the left.  To achieve an effect of glowing light, the washes must be at just the right level of dampness to blend the colours seamlessly.  Its good in places and bad in places.  There's a ways to go yet in terms of building layers of colour.

6 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

i actually find it really helpful when other artist post work at the "ugly" stage. its good to know you are not the only one that has those moments, and it can be sometimes easier to see the techniques used :)

Chris said...

I know this is going to end up being something fabulous -can't wait to see what you come up with.

Christiane Kingsley said...

I call it a developmental stage, not an ugly stage:-) I really like the subject of this painting. I can imagine the challenges that it would pose. It will be wonderful I am sure.

Sue Pownall said...

I agree with Jennifer, it is useful to see other artist's ugly stages, although mine seem far uglier than this ;?

Jeanette said...

Yes, its usually good to see how other artists approach things. Its just difficult getting through the stages sometimes.

jane minter said...

jeanette really like the idea of this one with you fish collection ..your new site looks excellent !