Thursday, March 18, 2010

Spring Climbers [11”x14”, mixed media]

floral r1

I used pencil crayons, caran d’ache water soluble crayons, watercolor paint, stamps, stencils, and brushes to move this piece along.  I wanted the feeling of a trellis without painting a trellis.  I like it so far but I think I’ll need to strengthen the darks a bit more with a warm color…  right now it’s wandering over to the cool side and I want to keep warm dominant.  Any thoughts out there?

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1 comment:

Sharon said...

The left side is reading very well. Perhaps if you painted over some of the texture behind the main flower it would pop the large flower a bit? It is hard to tell from the photo, but I think there is too much of the printmaking texture showing -too many tiny white bits , which can be calmed down by putting a w/c wash over it. I like what you have done so far very much!