Marilyn Bishop’s Art Blog features watercolor on paper, using monotype, rice paper plus collage and experimental techniques for social commentary, spiritual themes, typical images and more.
Friday, September 2, 2011
"Bright Peony" glows with color because I painted it with many, many glazes. I used three watercolor colors: yellow, quinacridone orange (I think) and ultramarine blue. Each color was applied separately in a very light wash and left to dry. Then I added the next color, again in a very light wash and left to dry. Then, I added the final (ultramarine blue) very lightly and dried. I continued to paint these colors in rotation for probably a total of 20 times or more.
This painting is about 15" X 15" and will look lovely with a silver chrome frame.