Squeezing out Creativity

Here is my experiment on painting straight from the tube with watercolor pigments (as inspired by this post).  The left side of the paper was wet and the right side I left dry, just so I could see what the range of effects could be.  The wet side did encourage the paint to flow outwards, but there are still some very lovely textural effects which took place.  As you can see, the color saturation was also phenomenal where the paint remained concentrated.  Both sides of the paper allowed the paint to maintain texture, which is super cool, as this can allow for a myriad ways to create and express a vision.  On the dry side, as can be expected, the paint didn’t flow as much. Where I ended up dragging the tube along, a lovely textural effect emerged as the paint settled into the grooves of the watercolor paper.  A lighter touch allowed the paint to skip along, leaving a good bit of white among dry dabs of paint.  Lovely!  There are a lot of possibilities with this method, and I look forward to experimenting some more with it!

Materials used:  Strathmore 140lb. watercolor paper, Winsor & Newton watercolour pigments in Alizarin Crimson, Hookers Green and French Ultramarine.

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Paints on the dry surface.
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Paints on the wet surface.
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One thought on “Squeezing out Creativity”

  1. I really like the way you approached this by using wet and dry paper. Your results are great! I am really liking the texture created on both experiments. I think the wet paper definitely shows a great amount of depth because you have the texture, the dark thick paint, and then the bleed of color underneath. I appreciate your response to my post and I enjoyed yours as well. Thank you again!

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