The last post on the addictive and coercive qualities of using "machines" in producing "art" was rather depressing for some reason. So I want to cleanse the mental palette with a simple process watercolor example. It was based on a photograph taken years ago in a cemetery, and was inspired by the idea that focus can be created with color temperature, and back lighting is an exciting option.
This is not a watercolor "how to" blog, so the basics are... trace image in pencil on 140lb Arches cold pressed paper. Wet and stretch onto a plywood board using gunned tape. Let dry. Using Winsor & Newton Designer Gouache and a good red sable brush (#3,7, & 10)... begin...
Not a big deal, but a nice example of subtle color and value at work. Maybe something I can apply to an architectural rendering one of these days.
Art without discipline is onanism; discipline without art is boring.