Monday, May 19, 2008
I'm not much for techniques or "process," as I usually take a more direct and spontaneous approach, but last night I was looking at a really great book, Ann Blockley's Watercolour Textures; the way she uses texture is much less gimmicky than what I've seen elsewhere.
I thought I'd give the use of plastic wrap a try; I thought it might be a good way to depict, without fussing, the sea grasses and marshes.
It occurs to me now, too, that if I had pulled the wrap in a more horizontal direction in the ocean area, it might make nice breakers.
Just apply a piece of plastic wrap to a wet wash, pushing and pulling however you want, then leave it to dry and remove the plastic. This is my result ... Now with this as the base, I can go back in and add more washes or lift, etc.
You can see I didn't have a big enough piece of plastic on hand.