|"100 Salt Lake City Porches, No.81"; Watercolor on 11" x 11" Paper|
Friday, October 7, 2011
"100 SLC Porches, No.81"
On this porch, I was entranced with the cute white light and the flowers surrounding this porch. I chose to make the house lighter. The actual house color is a charcoal gray on the shakes. It is very close to the same color of home I grew up in. It also had shakes. My mom had this special blend to get just the right shade of charcoal gray; not too dark (its not a black) and not too light.
This painting was a bit of an experiment for me. I did a series of flat washes on hot pressed paper. I had never tried doing a flat wash on hot pressed paper. Generally, hot pressed paper doesn't absorb the water quickly and water tends to puddle; which makes it excellent for puddle painting. After doing the flat washes, I then finished off the painting with a bit of puddle painting. To view the progress of (or to purchase one of) 100 Salt Lake City Porches, click here. I welcome any feedback you may have. Thank you for visiting!