Monday, February 24, 2014

Nothing But... Sea Life?

Recently, one of the few blogs that I avidly follow, Diana Trout, posted her Friday Tutorial and I dove right in for a perfect evening experiment last night!

It was a lot of fun to just cut loose and not be so worried about the outcome. They are technically supposed to be flowers, but I felt myself naturally gravitating towards sea life... so I went with it. I do have to admit, however, that after I added the pen lines (as you can see in the background of the first image), I thought that the thick, dark lines took away from the color of the watercolors. So I ended up painting thin gesso over the background lines, which muted them without fully taking them away. I much preferred this effect. What do you think?

7 comments:

Susan Carol said...

Yes, I like the gesso effect, it makes the colours really pop.

Jessica Backer said...

I love it! It's beautiful!

sammysgrammy said...

The sea flowers pop right out with the muted background. So glad you stopped by. Missing you. I don't have a thought in my head to blog about.

Pam of alwaysartistic said...

Very cool. I like the finishes version best too!

Mechelle said...

I love it both ways. The flowers look great!

sammysgrammy said...

Love your doodles

Diana Trout {Nan.DT@verizon.net} said...

Love it! Actually, I love it both ways :)