Monday, May 7, 2012

Gone...Again

I was missing doing my fun watercolors so I did this painting.  I've been thinking of this concept for awhile but never took the time to actually draft it.  "Draft" is a good word because it is very structured.  I played with the perspective so that it would look like the piano keys were floating.  I hope that is the effect you see.  The background is many layers of glazes which finally gave me the depth of color I was trying to achieve.

Gone...Again
Image size 11" x 30"
Watercolor

11 comments:

  1. J'admire avec beaucoup d'attention cette dernière oeuvre... Une peinture musicale. Je suis certaine que vous avez pris beaucoup de plaisir avec elle.
    Un très joli travail.
    Gros bisous

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  2. Wow, Nancy! This is spectacular! I do indeed think it looks as though the keys are not only floating but moving. I love how you layer your washes to achieve just that perfect color. I find myself wondering how you manage it in watercolor without overworking the paper? And how you get those little bits of flotsam in the background?

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  3. Merci Martinealison. C'était beaucoup de plaisir à peindre.

    Thank you Sherry. This was done on 300# Arches cold press paper. It can take a lot of abuse. I wet the paper before each wash very carefully so as not to disturb the previous layers, then added more paint. I put resist in the areas where I wanted the "flotsam" and then painted them at the end.

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  4. This is wonderful Nancy! I agree, it looks like the keys are floating. And I love the depth you achieved with the washes.

    By the way, I hear that you have the Traveling Chicken in your possession (or are about to) from Jill. I will add you on the Chicken's blog (you'll get an invite from it) so you can post your work there when it's done. Looking forward to what you can invent for the little chick!

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  5. Thank you Nan. Yes, I have the Traveling Chicken. I've already started my painting. I hope it turns out okay.

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  6. What a fun idea! Yes, it does look like they are floating! Nicely done!

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  7. This is just so cool! Great colors and I am in awe of your background.

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  8. Thank you Heather. The background was done with many, many layers of color.

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