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Saturday, November 13, 2010

Fall in Indiana

watercolor 11 x 15

At the Illinois Watercolor Society's members show about a month ago, I won a merchandise award. Part of it was this wc block. This is one I never tried before so I thought I would see what I can do on it. I loved the techniques I was seeing the oil painters using and I wondered if I could catch that look in watercolor. I felt that wc did not have to always be transparent, loose and light in value. I wanted to try to get texture into my painting. I did not use opaque paint. I just used less water. Enjoy!

6 comments:

pc said...

Kathy, you have managed yet another time to squint and strain your eyes and come up with a stunner ! :)
I was a big fan of darks with wc myself till i developed a fear for it :) .you paintings are really encouraging ! thanks for sharing..

Julián Andrade said...

Hi, Kathy, I can see that your fall lanscapes are so beatiful as if were with snow. I suppose, you soon begin with them. Take care with the darks!. But, where are the hoosiers?. MPDR.

Kathy said...

hello pc, that is the only bad thing about this high contrast paintings...I am constantly squinting. I should just take my glasses off and paint. Like I tell my students "Don't be afraid of the dark" Those darks are what pull it together and make those light sing. Try to establish a dark as soon as possible when you paint so that you can key everything else to it. Remember... it is just a piece of paper or canvas. It is not what we come out with at the end, I believe that it is what we are feeling when we do it. Paint on my friend!!

Kathy said...

Julian...How do you know about hoosiers? Is someone reading to you again. MPDR I have a few painting yet to post. I am just waiting a few days to show each one. If you would get on facebook you would see them right away...while they are still wet. lol. I just finished 3 new paintings of the Indiana Dunes. You will see them soon.

Karen said...

Wonderful painting of the fall season...

Kathy said...

Thanks Karen...winter will be coming soon. Bruurrrrr.