If only we could erase actions in life as we can in painting. Or just tear up the paper and start again too! But that is one of the attractions of painting. The wonderful control we have over what our efforts create. In this short blog I'll highlight some of the discoveries made in two demonstrations on lifting and changing. NOTE: two different phones, so colours are not accurate.
So these images are to demonstrate experimenting with options and possibilities. This is not the usual way I approach a subject, but since it was a demonstration in which there was a request to demonstrate a very dark wash, it was an opportunity to demonstrate what could happen to rescue a work. Personally, I do not enjoy rescuing works, other than as an intellectual challenge, I prefer to approach the subject again on a fresh piece of paper. If I were to take it further, I might darken the yellow background wash to help push the tulips further, but maybe that is for a future demonstration to show what that would do! Happy painting.
Joanne Thomson is a watercolorist who works on paper and canvas. She is best known for her images of the BC forest and coast. These strong images are created with a gentle spiritual approach to art making. However, her mason jar images are moving into a prominence that is displacing her earlier work and opening up new avenue for messaging in her art.