24 December 2007

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Winsor & Newton CP 300 gsm, 10" x 14".

this is another "dark" painting, done with a selection of warm colored paints, and a vague intent to mimic the design of morris louis paintings -- among my favorite ab ex canvases.

it seems to me that there must be a way to get louis's "poured color" effects in watercolor, but i haven't found it yet. instead i laid out the paints at the bottom of the paper and then spread them out with a wet sponge, after prewetting the whole sheet. the sponge surface was slightly corrugated, but i didn't notice this until i saw the parallel lines that resulted.

today is also my 59th birthday. and i am feeling fiery and frisky, ready for the next year.

1 comment:

Dake said...

Ah your B'day almost gives it away..
Happy Birthday past Bruce.
I very much enjoy the paintings and find your considerations on them of good value. If not for the information then for the methodology. All the best.
David