Monday, June 16, 2014

Irena Roman Workshop

I took a watercolor workshop with the fantastic Irena Roman at the Art Complex Museum in Duxbury.
Her method is to create the background of the painting by wetting the paper and pouring color over it. The way the color takes on the paper can be manipulated by tilting and moving the paper while the paint is wet. She also uses masking fluid to keep whatever she wants to either stay white or light. Check out her work here.
So, this is the one piece that I came out with and the glass is shown as it appeared when I peeled off the masking fluid. I could re mask and paint over some of the white but for now I like this as is. I'm pleased with the colors and even like the effect of the space where peeling off the masking tape separating the painting from the drips of paint from the pour.
I'm stoking my inner abstract artist ;)

mixed color in plastic cups

Irena showing one of the paintings


CrimsonLeaves said...

This looks brilliant, Mary!! Great pour with these colors. I suspect I'd have ended up with gunmetal gray.

art by Michael Perchard said...

Nice!!!! Love this Mary!
Great excitement! Love this technique! May try it out!

Lorna said...

I only understood three words of your process description, and I still very much like this work.

Page Railsback said...

Love your painting..and love that you are experimenting and trying new stuff..your style shines through no matter what you do

Lisa Daria said...

What a workshop this must have been - Irena is my favorite watercolorist - the detail on the glass is stunning!

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