Friday, February 22, 2013

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Tumultuous Seas

Tumultuous Seas
14x21"

Recently I have been working on how to capture crashing waves in water.
It has been so much fun to figure out and to play with how paint and water move.
It is definitely a lesson in letting go.
Using squirt bottles filled with paint, spray bottles filled with water, and other tools, I had a great time painting.
I usually use cold press paper in most of my paintings but decided to try hot press for the waves.
The slipperiness of the paper really adds to how the paint moves and I find it easier to lift and scratch away the paint.



15 comments:

Anonymous said...

A masterful piece Leslie. You have captured the "power of waves, the angry sea." C.

AK said...

Another inspiring work !

Laura Leeder said...

I agree with "C", a masterpiece Leslie! Brings back wonderful memories of the coast and standing at the shoreline in awe of the ocean.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thanks C! You are always so encouraging.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Asit:)

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Laura, I am glad you think so! It is rewarding to know that I evoked those memories

RH Carpenter said...

A really powerful painting - so dark and strong!

José Antonio Sánchez Rumí said...

Good effect and achieved good atmosphere, I like your work.
Congrats.
Greetings.

INA JACOBSEN said...

Realmente un extraordinario trabajo.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Rhonda! It was so much fun that I painted more. I will post them soon.

Anonymous said...

Great painting. Could you possibly explain a bit more about how you painted these crashing waves?
Petra

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Thank you Jose! I like your work also.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Ina, Me alegro de que pienses así.

Leslie Redhead Watercolors said...

Petra, I will try to explain. First I used a squirt bottle filled with blue paint and I squirted that onto my paper. Then using a spray bottle I sprayed the paint while tilting the board. The spray bottle would cause the paint to go only where the water was sprayed so I tried to leave white areas of dry paper. Then using my brush, I painted in the dark rocks. I also used paper towels to mop and wipe up other areas. Hope that explains it a little better.

Nancy Goldman said...

I can feel the movement of the water. This is wonderful!

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