Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Ladderback #2

4" x 6" original watercolor

I am intrigued with parts of a whole.
I am sure there is some study about how our
mind fills in the parts we don't see. There are
three parts in this painting and I find it
interesting how your eye or your mind just finishes
what I painted. The rest of the window, the
other half of the ladderback chair and then there is
just a corner of the desk. You know all the rest
is there. You automatically fill in the missing parts.

Linda worked at Meals on Wheels this morning so I
just sat at my desk and painted quietly until noon. Then
I ran a few errands, grilled chicken for our family meal
and next thing I know its 7PM and time for my class.
Tonight finished 4 weeks of teaching, and it flew by. I have
one more make up class tomorrow night. If anyone is
interested another set of classes starts next week.

I had a comment the other day from Elizabeth P. wanting to
know about my paper. I always use Arches 300 lb cold press.
Over the years I have painted on just about everything and
found I most enjoy this paper. I personally never stretch or
soak my paper. This is the traditional way, it removes
the sizing
and opens the weave of the paper. I prefer to simply tape the
paper down to a board using masking tape. My style is
to work my paper with many layers of washes. I want control of
my paint. I hope this answers your question.


NSABOB said...

Hey Andy way cool composition.
Bob Ragland

Andy Smith, artist ~ watercolors said...

Thank you Bob! Somehow I am naturally drawn to parts of the whole. Andy