Friday, September 25, 2015

Gone Fishing

A watercolor painting of boats at Newfane marina, NY.
Gone Fishing
Watercolor and Gouache on paper
Chris Breier © 2015
The original painting is for sale. I started this painting with the wet into wet technique; I brushed clean water onto the paper and then applied the colors to it while it’s wet. This creates a softer look because the paint spreads out as you apply it, softening the edges of the brushstrokes. The distance that it spreads can be controlled somewhat by paying attention to how wet the paper is.

The soft edges were used to create a sense of distance by making some of the pilings in the distance blurry and lighter in value compared to the ones in the foreground.

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