This one began as an abstract floral, and wound up morphing into one of my grid compositions. It’s a mix of M. Graham watercolors and Golden fluid acrylics, plus gesso. It is approximately 5 x 8″ on 300 lb. Arches cold-press watercolor paper:
Because it’s World Watercolor Month, I began with a background wash of M. Graham watercolor paint (azo yellow, quinacridone gold, bit of yellow ochre). After it dried, I went back in with Golden fluid acrylics (they’re the consistency of heavy cream, and oh, so vibrant; my favorite of all of the Golden paint formulations) and Caran d’Ache neocolor crayons. And then several layers later, we have this! I never know where these abstracts are going to go, and I’ve learned that making a plan ahead of time isn’t the way for me to work. I may sleep on this one and see if I need to lighten some areas, but I like where it’s headed so far.
Happy Saturday evening to all. May your skies be sunny, your breezes be warm and comforting, and your palette be full and welcoming. Peace.