Beginning of a Poured Watercolor of Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas

Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas

It’s taken awhile to get started on this large piece (22 x 28″).  I spent several hours yesterday, drawing out the composition.  This afternoon, in the bloody hot garage (another triple-digit Texas temperature day) I poured my first layers of color onto the tree foliage (Aureolin and Winsor Blue).  It took a few hours to dry.  Now I have poured my second, darker layer (a combination of Sap Green and Cobalt Blue Deep), sprinkled plenty of salt, and then intermittently hit it with a spray mist bottle of water and added more salt.  I’m afraid that is all I can do tonight.  it is nearing 11:00 p.m., and I should probably give this all night to set up and dry before I strip away all the masking fluid underneath.  I can’t wait to see how the beginning stages look tomorrow.  the setting is Haltom Jeweler’s at Sundance Square in downtown Fort Worth.  I spent two days there this past week, photographing, sketching and trying to make a decision on what to paint next.  I knew I wanted to tackle a full size sheet of watercolor paper again.  It’s been a few months since I’ve poured watercolor onto the page.  I’ve missed that sense of dizzying freedom.  I’m glad the Muse is stirring tonight.

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3 Responses to “Beginning of a Poured Watercolor of Sundance Square, Fort Worth, Texas”

  1. lindahalcombfineart Says:

    Here in Indiana we are fighting temperatures of mid to high 90’s with the humidity it feels like it is around 115. HOT! Stay cool and thank you for giving the colors you are using for the pours.

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  2. davidtripp Says:

    The summer temperatures are dreadful, but Iove the natural light. My studio is so dim that I venture into the heat a little everyday to see what this piece really looks like in the light.

    I still haven’t found the combination to suit me when it comes to mixing foliage colors. Green is definitely my Achilles tendon in watercolor!

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  3. dh212 Says:

    Reblogged this on dh212.

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