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?


Anonymous 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' 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!