|Siren 16" x 20"|
Being inbetween paintings I thought I'd play around with colour and see if I could liven it up a bit. I kept adding washes of colour and dropping other colours into the wet wash, letting them mingle. I hadn't used watercolour on a larger scale for a long time and enjoyed remembering how the medium worked its magic.
|Colour wash progress|
Looking back at it now I know I added too many layers, desaturating the colours too much and losing the freshness of the medium. The colours are not as pure or fresh as I'd like, but overall it works. I think I'll stick with oils and keep the watercolours for my sketches! It may never be saleable, but it will brighten up a corner of the studio.