Times Square (World Watercolor Month 9/31)

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.

47 thoughts on “Times Square (World Watercolor Month 9/31)

  1. I agree with Laura above – a very summery feeling to it, it has the essence of a warm and lively summer night I think. Especially wonderful as it doesn’t come with the heat or mozzies they normally bring! 😉

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  2. love the design work in this Laura and the White linear work you’ve added as well. Colors suit you right down to a T!! evolving abstracts are really fun and … an adventure 🙂 great colors!

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  3. I love the way watercolor often has the look and feel of glass. While I have not experimented much with this medium, I enjoy you enthusiasm and helpful tips. Great post! Excellent color combinations.

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    1. Thank you very much! I’m really glad that the information posted is helpful; I’ve received tons of help from the art community since beginning in art a couple of years ago, and I’m very happy to pay it forward. I appreciate your comment. ❤


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