I am still trying to follow artist Jean Haines' advice and make three watercolor washes every morning using different colors. Then see if you can make a painting emerge from the luscious pigment that landed on the paper
I did quite a few using paper about 5.5" x 8.5". I think it is probably more fun for you to see the painting next to the original wash. I have also edited some of the finished ones down to 4" x 6" so I can use them for greeting cards.
|Lavender and green wash|
|5 x 8 painting|
|4x 6 cropped final version|
|Red wash with salt|
|5 x 8 Tree painting from red wash|
|Final 4 x 6 Autumn Trees|
|Original "autumn" palette wash. Cellophane was added when it was wet.|
|Autumn Jewels, 5 x 8, by Jeanne T. McBrayer|
It is really fun to do this kind of painting, just playing with color and pigment and water flow and seeing what emerges. Thank you, Jean Haines!