Monday, January 14, 2008

Inspiration, Watercolor, and Step I




I finally found a cork board to put over my painting desk. I've wanted one for ages, and...yeah, I found it at Walmart...

So I'm putting up little bits of this and that, a reminder of the Artists magazine art competition, paintings...then my daughter made me the sign that says "Do What You Want, it doesn't matter"...hhhmmm...good advice from a barely 14 year old? I'll take it!


I've been working on a full sheet painting...thought I'd put the first stage pic on, just to keep something happening on the ol' blog. It is at the third color stage...I don't really have a set plan regarding color...I just keep adding them until it looks right.
I'm really enjoying this technique...it is like a meditation. And I love the look of it. From a distance all the colors just blend together, but up close it is this wonderful mosiac of little bits of color. I'm sure there must be a name for this style of painting...anyone know? As with all personal discoveries, it's easy to forget that is has already been discovered by someone else, and they might have some pointers on how to do it better, or easier...or whatever. So anybody that has some input...jump right in anytime. I'm eager to learn.
I think I am going to have to order a roll of paper soon, 'cause I want to do this one big!
I'll put it on the list...

Let me know what you think about stuff!

4 comments:

Tami said...

This is VERY cool, Tracy. Enlarged, it almost looks like pen and ink dot work only the "dots" are larger and have color. I like it a lot!

Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving a comment, encouragement always helps...

Joan said...

I'm pretty sure this is called "pointillism". Seurat used it in his paintings. Now I'm trying to think of what it's called when it's done in ink... I like how this is coming out.

RHCarpenter said...

Lots of color points, yes, and it's lovely so far :)

Tracy Wandling said...

Hey gang!
Sorry I haven't answered, or posted...I'm...tired.
Still painting though...I'll try to get a good pic this weekend, when I have some daylight. Thanks for stopping by.
Yes, Pointilism came to mind...more like Splotchilism...ew, that sounds like food poisoning!
Yeah...I'm tired. LMFAO