Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

ORIENTAL PAINTING - 4

My next step was the background. I used Nicks’ “batik like look” technique of spraying in the background areas.

After deciding on a dark blue, I began with the small areas in the flower petals. This was a time consuming process, since I could only do a few small areas and then spray or the areas got too dry. It took a while to get an idea of how long to wait for the drying process before I could spray, and I had to re-paint and re-spray some of the areas more than once to get the effect I wanted. I liken this to the salt technique – the timing has to be “just right”.

Then it was on to the flowers, which I knew I wanted to be in shades of red violet and fuschia.

7 comments:

RH Carpenter said...

This is looking good - can't wait to see more more more :)

Rhonda

martinealison said...

Un véritable travail de dentellière...
Je vous renouvelle mes voeux pour 2012, afin que tout soit possible y compris le bonheur.
Gros bisous.

debwardart said...

Rhonda - it's coming, slow but sure!
Martine - thanks for the good wishes and I think you are saying you like my detail!!! Happy New Year to you too (bon annee!)

Christiane Kingsley said...

Rhonda took my exact words right out of my mouth:-) I can't wait to see more of this fascinating painting.

mary-Sonya Conti said...

sitting on edge of seat awaiting your next entry! Beautiful start DEB

Carrie'sCreations said...

This is absolutely fascinating!! First I'm fascinated with Japanese culture and this is right up my alley and second your process and thought process is wonderful. I'm intrigued by the concept and composition, such an amazing piece. It reminds me of a Van Gogh painting that I used as an inspiration in college http://www.terminartors.com/artworkprofile/Van_Gogh_Vincent-Japonaiserie_Oiran_after_Kesai_Eisen

Can not wait to see this one completed.

debwardart said...

Carrie, so glad you like this. I value your opinion very much since I really admire your work. Thank you.