Saturday, December 13, 2014

Cypress Swamp

Here is the second painting I did in the LianZhen workshop in Dallas.   I masked out the egret totally before doing the pouring and negative painting in the background....did all that first.  It's still rather amazing to me that we produced all this color with Antwerp blue, Hansa yellow, and Perm just works like magic.  After we spattered and poured the colors around, we "finger painted" and spritzed with water to blend the colors and then just found tree shapes in the background and the cypress trees appeared.  It's crazy that all this riot of color works.  The water is just extension of the colors I saw in the trees....just drug down with a really wet brush.  Like I said in my last post, this is one of the most enjoyable workshops I've ever taken.  Lian is a wonderful teacher.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Queen of the Garden

Here is a painting I just finished from Lian Zhen's SWS workshop in Dallas.  Lian is a master of pouring and negative painting and the workshop was really one of the best I've attended.