I’ve been trying a new technique for my watercolour paintings which is fun and creates a beautiful effect. It requires some patience, but if you sprinkle salt into wet watercolour paint and then let the paint completely dry, you will see that the salt has absorbed much of the colour, creating wonderful patterns.
Here are my experiments:
‘Ethereal Afro’ Original Watercolour Painting © Stacey-Ann Cole 2013 – SOLD
‘Untitled’ Original Watercolour Painting © Stacey-Ann Cole 2013
What do you think? Aren’t the patterns just gorgeous?! What are your own favourite watercolour techniques?
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Here are my two latest finished pieces of original watercolour artwork:
‘Untitled’ Original Watercolour Painting 12″ x 9″ © Stacey-Ann Cole 2013
‘Summer’s Evening’ Original Watercolour Painting 11.7″ x 8.3″ © Stacey-Ann Cole 2013
Summer’s Evening took me quite a while to complete because I was trying to deal with the problem of the lady looking like she was floating above the ground. I came up with the idea of her standing on something but don’t ask me why I chose a toadstool as I’m not entirely sure. Maybe I thought it went with the slightly whimsical theme of the rest of the painting? But I think I got there in the end.
It did occur to me after finishing the toadstool that I could have added wings onto her and turned her into a fairy of some sort which could have explained the floating, right?
The first painting shown above was well within my comfort zone and didn’t really take me that long to complete. I enjoyed adding layers of paint and of course I enjoyed painting her afro hair!
These two paintings may be taken to my newest stockist Art In The Heart in Peterborough, but if not then look out for them to be added to my Etsy shop instead.
In the meantime, any ideas for a title of the first painting above? Figuring out titles for my work is not really one of my strong points…..Thanks in advance!
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