Whimsical

Whimsical - student project

A bit of fun after a few weeks intensive printmaking!  These are in gouache, but Im going to do some in watercolour.

Whimsical - image 1 - student project

 

I made a colour wheel with my watercolour paints and to paint with chose the primary yellow with the complementary purple and the adjacent blue-red.

Whimsical - image 2 - student project

 

Watercolour suns and moons.

Whimsical - image 3 - student project

I tried to make different styles.  I got carried away with the process rather than sticking to style intentions - the colours and brush seem to take over!  But I was more in control with what I intended to do when I painted the two centre watercolour images perhaps.  I was thinking of Mary Blair as I had just researched her work.

 

These images are totally different to what I normally do - so it is good to be confronted with trying something else.  Thanks, Amaryllis!

Celia Wilson
Painter, paint maker, printmaker