Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Mesa Arch

Mesa Arch
When I was looking through one of my art books, I came across a watercolor technique that looked interesting.  The artist used hot glue to fragment their painting into sections so the paint could mix on the paper.  I tried hot glue and it stuck to even Arches cold press watercolor paper.  I tried it a few more times using masking fluid instead.  I painted with a limited pallet being careful to let the paint naturally mix on the paper.  The end result is "Mesa Arch" a 11' x 14.5" original watercolor on Arches 300lb Cold press paper.  I feel it almost has a stained glass effect with the transparent watercolors.   I am inspired by the landscapes in Utah with the colorful red, orange and earth tones.  This scene is from Arches National Park.  Contact me for current availability of the this painting.

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