More Two-Color Series and PPF





claw your way out of the valley : watercolor and alcohol on wood panel

This is the third piece in my two-color series (see the others here and here). It took me quite a while to get this piece just right. I was growing increasingly frustrated at how it was turning out and then with one final (miraculous) brush stroke, everything just fell into place. I think I’m starting to rely too much on anticipated outcome and that is not serving me well. The techniques that I am using in this series are meant to yield very organic designs/textures and trying to control them too much is counter-productive.


Also, I am submitting this piece to Paint Party Friday. I’ve never contributed anything there before because I’ve mostly been doing illustrative work. Now that I’m painting a bit more, I figured I’d give it a shot.


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17 thoughts on “More Two-Color Series and PPF

  1. welcome to ppf! i like this piece very much and know what you mean about relinquishing control over the outcome. i think this is great and i’m off to have a browse theough the rest of your blog!

  2. Welcome to PPF! I love this piece. What gorgeous and intense colours!

    Alcohol and watercolour? You must tell us more next week! Great to have you join us!

  3. Love the analagous color scheme! Just beautiful. Illustrations are art as well…you shouldn’t feel like you can’t be part of the PPF group. Love all your work. Happy PPF! :-)

  4. I just know I am stirred with excitement when I view this piece, and the other two as well! I’m in the love with the color combination, rich and vibrant paintings…love them!!!

    Happy ppf
    Hugs Giggles

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