Mark-making Experiments

Thursday, June 07, 2018

Day 6 of #30x30DirectWatercolor2018: Today I was struggling to find a subject, so I focused on brushwork instead. I chose to do variations based on a photo I took in the park behind my house. For the first painting I used only a flat brush. I am more used to using flats in urbanscapes so I found it hard to keep the shapes lively and organic and the colors clear without any rounds.

180606 landscape interpretation 2

For the second painting I used only rounds. This interpretation looks oddly southwestern, no?

180606 landscape interpretation

Do you like one better than the other?

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  1. It is great to observe the differences you got with the flat and the round brushes. Nicely done!