Just some words and feelings that came to mind when looking at this 5-minute practice painting I did one day experimenting with techniques.
What did I do? I dropped in some granulating colors – lunar black and quinacridone gold to a wash of alizarin crimson. I then splashed in some creamy white gouache to create a soft, but dramatic sunset sky. I scraped in some flying sea gulls with a couple simple scrapes of a palette knife. I blended cobalt teal with a dab of prussian blue and splashed in some more creamy white gouache. I then splashed some drops of water from a mister bottle and dropped in just a couple flakes of sea salt. I then walked away and waited for the magic to happen…. (the hardest part of all).
Blue Reflections Watercolor – Cerulean and Indigo – 11×14 140lb cold press
Baby boys turned into men.
The future in my granddaughter’s eyes.
The color of the ice caps over Mount Denali.
The color of the sea in St. Marten.
Scoring Boardwalk and Park Place in Monopoly.
Moonlight and starlight in the forest.
Dipping soft sable hair into cerulean and indigo watercolor.
Blue reflections creating magic.
I so enjoyed creating this watercolor painting! I splashed a bit and walked away for a while. I came back and added some more, and walked away again. And then I did it again. It was so exciting to come back and see what magic happened, and I so love how it turned out. When I look at it, I think blue…. and memories flood my heart.