Sunday, February 08, 2009
Todays output is two more ala prima watercolours. For those that don't know ala prima means "in one sitting". The way I work is to soak the watercolour paper and work the painting until the paper is dry. This means I paint the wet-in-wet passages first and as the paper is drying, I apply what is called the dry-brush brushstrokes. Although the brush isn't really dry, it's just not dripping with paint. The whole process takes a couple of hours on average but very often I need to rehearse the painting process in my head prior to putting brush to paper, in order that the painting flows from beginning to end without breaks.
Hadley Thickett Stream. Watercolour 7 x 5 inches. Early Morning Frost. Watercolour 7 x 5 inches.