Tuesday, September 2, 2014

The Pond Again

The Pond Again, 5x5" watercolor, plein air, ©Diane Mannion

Day 2, 30/30

Having a great time exploring watercolor!  This was painted in a sketchbook on hot press paper.  The watercolor stays on top of the surface and if left alone (paint a puddle and leave it)... forms hard-edged patches when dry.  It's a technique that I've long admired about Maurice Prendergast's work.   Click here to see an example.



6 comments:

martine paquet said...

Lovely watercolor, Diane. What kind of sketchbook did you use?

Kathleen E Kelly said...

Once again, you introduce me to a new artist! I went to look at his work, and loved his "Venice Canal Scene"! Good luck with the challenge, I'm less stressed than I ever was about it being my third time! Thanks for posting this and allowing me to learn more from you!

Diane Mannion said...

Martine, thank you for your comment. It's a Hand Sketchbook about 6" square which I found in an art store. Mine is wire bound. I think Blick carries the brand.

Diane Mannion said...

Hi Kathleen! Thank you for your comment. I'll keep an eye on your 30/30 work... you go girl!

Karen Johnston Daily Paintings said...

Lovely colors and edges! I love water color, what a great idea for this challenge!

Diane Mannion said...

Thanks, Karen! Glad to see you're doing the challenge also.