Wednesday, May 19, 2010

what's up?

in the palms
Just a little light reflected off the palms...yup, I have escaped to warmer weather (in my mind) since it seems to be rainy and cool here.
So many of the things running through my brain have jumped out onto little pieces of paper and are in various stages of "not done" on my table.
Just love having lots of work!
Thanks for stopping by...

6 comments:

Carol Blackburn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Now Lee, would you do anything different if it were moonlight vs sunlight? I'm seriously asking here because isn't sunlight yellow and moonlight bright white? Don't know which you intended but I'm sensing moonlight and a tropical breeze.

Lee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Exactly, Carol... I call this unpainting :D I started layering washes of watercolor on a blank piece of paper. No drawing or masking. Greens and Blues until I got a nice dark. Then I lifted the palm fronds and trunk and added color just to the trunk.
For daytime, I would have painted rather than unpainted ;)

Carol Blackburn said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks for your wonderful explanation, Lee. I really appreciate it.

Adventures in Art said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Lee, very nice! I have trouble lifting. You have mastered the technique.

Lee said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Thanks Rhonda :D It's all about tools. I use white flat synthetic brushes for lifting. Royal soft grip very inexpensive and don't damage the paper.

Pam of Always Artistic said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Beautiful! Unpainting, I like that! lol