Thursday, December 1, 2016

Winter Along the Riverbank

I've been exploring different papers. This piece is on handmade Shizen paper and is very textured. I really wanted to keep this piece simple with washes and white paper. You can see how the paint has settled in the dips of this paper.
Winter is cold and seems very stark but life is still happening. As I painted this piece I was thinking about how all the plants are alive, just resting until spring and I was also thinking about what it would be like to be flying through this cold environment.
I applied a little acrylic ink and some iridescent ink to finish.
Since the paper is handmade, a deckle edge is on all 4 sides. I didn't crop the photo all the way so you can see what these really interesting edges look like.
"Winter Along the Riverbank" • Original watercolor on handmade Shizen paper • 12" x 9"
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