Nikki Kinne and I were honored yesterday to have our 33 Paintings in 33 days Project featured in the Meylah Marketplace Blog. We love Meylah!
My 26th day is inspired by my earlier sketches of the north woods of Wisconsin but I used a base image as an excuse to play with the spontaneity of the watercolor. This wet into wet image started with me wetting parts of the image and dropping in the dominant color and then allowing the colors to mix freely. Next I dropped salt into the sky and alcohol into the hill to create these wonderful textures. I had retained dry areas in the shape of the rhythmic line across the hilltop. After the sky and hill were completely dry I went back in and painted the yellow and red rectangles to complete a dynamic composition.
You can see all the paintings in this project to date, and the paintings done by my collaborator, Alaskan artist Nikki Kinne, on my blog here: http://klebesadel.wordpress.com/