Monday, January 9, 2012

Discovering New Paintings

Original Watercolor - 12x18

In a never ending attempt to clean and organize my studio I discovered Winter Blues in a stack of paintings I was organizing. When I first began using watercolor many years ago most of my paintings were done using a cool palette. I still love all the shades of blue and the hint of peach peeking thru the trees.
While the background colors were still wet I spattered some white acrylic to suggest snow. You can see in the detail above how it mixed with the watercolor to create soft shapes.
When the painting was complete I spattered again onto the dry areas of trees to create a more definite suggestion of snow. I guess it pays off to take the time to organize every once in a while!


  1. Martha, love this painting, it would be fun to try in class...

    Carol Reedy

  2. Thanks Carol - we will have to do that!