Watercolor Wed.13

Watercolor Landscape my way.

I became so frustrated working traditionally with watercolor landscape, that I decided to make the experience mine and make peace with the fact that I don’t have the time/energy/interest in making it work.

You can see the progression below including a quick and dirty Photoshop intervention.   Still no masterpiece, but decidedly more me.

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Published by elenacaravela

My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention.

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  1. Elena, I learn more from your postings than anywhere else. Thank you! Seeing the progression of your thinking is so helpful. I really love painting #3 with the bold whites of the trees. Someday I will plan to take a class in photoshop.

    1. I’m so pleased to know that I’m passing something of value along. I learn so very much from bloggers too. Photoshop is a wonderful thing. I basically taught myself. But an exciting tool for sure. Thank you for your lovely comment!

  2. I lik very much the third. it’s very lively. I think it is important to invent your ways to do what you want and let the things happen ; surprise surprise… 😆

  3. You have a such masterful command of a very full compliment of tools and media. It is great fun, and very instructive, to see how you combine them all to achieve your finished images. I really do look forward to your posts. I am grateful that you are so generous and disciplined with your postings.

  4. Holy cow, I’ve never actually seen someone else’s application of masking fluid. So cool! (Also wow, how do you get it off? I use a rubber nubby-type eraser, or sometimes my finger.. and sometimes it rubs off paper with it ugh. If I’m careful it’s *usually* fine.)

    Spectacular mix of Fall colors. I like the path that meanders off. And of course I would like to take the path and see where it goes. 🙂

      1. “This path led me straight to the computer”… this sent me into a little fit of laughter, Elena.
        It’s very beautiful, and interesting to see your process.

  5. Strangely, I like a dry tension in the 3rd (white), rather than calmer, warmer last one.
    Last one might be more realistic though, if I need real, I would go to the place.

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