Thursday, October 23, 2008

Ocean in Black

This piece is another of my favorites. It is a study of values. I loaded the brush with pigment and water and with it created a wash for the sky and then for the ocean. The clouds were created by pulling pigment off the page with a damp brush. The pigment is not actually black but, rather, a mix of ultramarine blue and burnt umber. If you click on the image, you can get a close-up view and see how the two pigments have separated on the page in a few areas. I think that makes for a subtle and interesting effect.

9.5 x 6.25" Watercolor wash, $65.00, unframed

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