Wednesday, August 18, 2010

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Cordoba Cafe-Pour #1

After the first pour

At the request of many, I am posting another painting as I go through the process of pouring my watercolors. My daughter and friend are videotaping the process as well and I hope to have it done by next week. In the meantime, you will have to be happy with stills.
The above painting is of an outdoor cafe in Cordoba. I start by stretching my watercolor paper (Arches 300lb cold press) to a board and drawing the image onto the paper. I then used masking fluid (Winsor & Newton is the best) to save my whites (the umbrellas among other things).
 My paint ( 3 primary colors that are staining) is mixed to liquid form that is light in value. Next I wet my paper with a large wash brush. Since the paper is wet, the paint will flow easily. On this painting I started with yellow (Aureolin) and poured it across the surface. Then I poured my red (Anthraquinoid Red) next to it. I moved my board around so the colors mixed and then poured it off. Immediately after this I then poured the red again and my blue (Indathrone Blue) in my corners, moved the board to mix, and poured it off. I let it dry overnight and the above photo is the result. Now I will mask the next value.

4 comments:

Dee Lessard said...

This looks like a lot of fun! And a beautiful effect!

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Dee! It is a lot of fun.

Anudeepa Kadiresan said...

Wow...who are you and i missed you this long,I love all your washes and the video is greatly explained,Leslie I love you paintings and happy to follow you....and thanks for the illustrations....

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

I am so glad you found me Anudeepa! Thank you for your comment.

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