Fly Fishing Completed, February 22, 2010

Beavers Bend Fly Fishing

I think I’ve done all I can with this one.  I only spent a few days on it from start to finish.  Pretty rough trying to pour watercolor over a 9 x 12″ surface.  Difficulty also with the drying process.  I used a watercolor block, and the paper took forever to dry out.  I think I worked rather impatiently.  Lost my contrasts and ended up with a rather dark, uniform low-contrast picture.  Nevertheless I learned some things, and am anxious to pursue another fly fishing composition, hopefully sooner instead of later.  Today wasn’t the best of days to try to paint.  I had high school classes all day and a college class at night.  Very little time to paint, and once I did, I was pretty fatigued.  At any rate, I’m glad I did another watercolor, and feel that I am building some momentum.  I hate long dry spells of not painting.

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2 Responses to “Fly Fishing Completed, February 22, 2010”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    The painting is very interesting and I like the feel of sunshine. Very nice. Will you use a sheet of paper for your next attempt or will you still use a block? I watched several videos on youtube yesterday and there are several demos of pouring watercolor. None poured through paper. I think the Indy artists learned this technique from Marilyn Derwenskus who focuses primarily on abstracts. Marilyn is a member of the Watercolor Society of Indiana and recently retired from Ball State University. She taught art, including watercolor painting and was very innovative. She now lives near Chicago, teaches through worshops and paints, paints, paints.


    • davidtripp Says:

      Hi Linda. I will definitely use stretched paper in future pourings. I’m shopping for cheesecloth this evening 🙂 I worked a little more on the fly fishing piece. I’m preparing to post it now.


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