Watercolor Exploration

Watercolor Exploration - student project

1. Mono-chromatic Painting, just made a simple floral and leaf design and used Violet watercolor paint:

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Playing with different watercolor techniques and media, had a BLAST doing this part of the class, below are my photos. I think the circles with the metallic turned out very interesting. Also this is very fitting because the Blood Moon Eclipse was last night and this was inspiring to me- the circles looks like planets and moons :)

***One  issue I had is when I used the bleach I didn't see much of a difference- I have "household bleach" not sure if there is a better kind to have.... 

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Here are some upclose photos, look at the metallic! I could only use it for a few circles because the paint I have smells soooo strong. 

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2. Jellyfish Painting, I used some of the salt and India Ink techniques in this painting as well, see my painting below: 

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Here are some detail photos:

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I will upload the last part of the project very soon, thanks for this great class! I have worked with watercolor for a while but I think there are many new helpful techniques in this class!


Okay so I worked on the pulse and prescision a bit more- so below is a photo of the feather I worked on:

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3. Galaxy Painting Project- below shows my process and final product. I was inspired by the cosmic ice scuptures of the Carina Nebula-

Here is my inspiration photo, I love the colors and glowing stars:

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Here is me starting the painting: 

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Almost finished:

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Final Scanned Artwork:

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Since I am a print designer I thought that this painting could be interesting placed in a repeat with the colors slightly modified and desaturated a bit: here is a swatch of my 2 print colorways. I see this print could be a really cute scarf print or leggings- I show some scarf sketches below:

Colorway #1

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Colorway #2- Instead of a galaxy- this colorway reminds me of earthy dirt textures, its amazing how much color can effect a print. 

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Thank you for your time looking at my project and I hope it inspires you! Thank you Ana Victoria for a great class!  <3

xo Casey Lea Saccomanno 

Casey Saccomanno
Print and Fashion Designer