Mis?Adventures in Watercolor-Splash & Saran Wrap


The triad I played with this weekend is one I came up with on my own.  I like it, but…it includes Rose of Ultramarine.  A beautiful color, but only Lightfast II.  Some still consider that lightfast enough, but you use it at your own risk, lol!  Rose of Ultramarine is a two tone color that lays down as rosy violet.  However, it granulates, and the particles that settle are Ultramarine Blue–so you get a lovely violet with blue specks.  You control the effect to some extent by the amount of water you use.  Laid down as pure pigment, you get a darkish purple.

Instead of doing the last step of painting circle over circles, I decided to try the Splash technique show in
Watercolor Without Boundaries with Karlyn Holman, Part 1.  I got some interesting effects, but found it harder to control than shown in the video.  As always, practice, practice, practice is the key!

And, after I did it, I coulda kicked myself.  I wanted to show you the Rose of Ultramarine effect, and the splashes kind of hid it!

Colors: Rose of Ultramarine, Sap Green, New Gamboge

From Watercolor without Boundaries Part III, I tried this Saran Wrap technique.  It’s a little different from the technique I’ve seen in other places (but I’ll let you watch the video to see how, rather than trying to explain).
This is the result.  I added a 4th color, because I wanted to see which lines went with which technique.  I’m not sure what I want to do with it–leave it or try to make something from it.  I may use pen and ink and turn it into a zentangle.
Colors: Ultramarine Blue, Azo Yellow, Pyrrol Red and Rose of Ultramarine.

Published by Life Imitates Doodles Art, Reviews & Tutorials

Artist Ambassador for Zebra Pens. I'm a self-taught artist who dances about with all sorts of artistic mediums. My main loves are Watercolor, Zentangle and Ballpoint pen. The subjects of my work are many and varied and change at whim. I'm a little bit crazy, but doesn't that come with being an artist? At my Life Imitates Doodles Blog, I post a list of resource links for Tangles, Tutorials and Giveaways two times a week. I also write reviews, hold giveaways and share my art work.

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