I’m developing a workshop that is based on the style of watercolour that I’m using at the moment. I’m tentatively calling the workshop, Watercolour: Wet & Wild. That’s because I’m now letting the water do it’s thing. That means letting the water flow, swirl and mix the colours organically. I’m loving it because it’s a complete antidote to what I’ve done for years in watercolour which was basically to do a detailed drawing and then colouring it in. In this new approach I let the water flow and gently help it flow in ways that I want.
In this particular image the entire grassy area was done with 4 squirt bottles of various colours and 1 squirt bottle of plain water. I squirted them horizontally across the paper and all the white spots where a product of this squirting process. I added a few colours into this wash but basically let the water paint it. The sky was another version of the ‘6 stroke method’. I was very pleased with the values of the 2 washes of trees in the background. It creates a real sense of light.
Sibbald Pond | watercolour | 16 X 12