Watercolors in the contemporary style offer some stylistic rigid repetitious pattern. They are --as I see them-- rather anthropomorphic, reflecting something of the way people look and act. There are three other galleries that include watercolors --Traditional-Figurative Watercolors, Different Watercolors (various styles), and within the Art-from-Photo gallery. There is also a blog that I have entitled "Adding Spots" which details a commissioned project won by a winning bidder at a DCA Foundation event.
These traditionally-produced watercolors were made with brush and/or watercolor pencil. Most of them are on heavy-grade watercolor paper --I like the character of cold press paper-- or a heavy grade of illustration board. By contrast, the Contemporary Watercolors were produced mainly by carefully cutting stencils from thin frisket paper and airbrushing watercolor in layers.
In the Dream Series, I first made a collage to act as the main design. I then reproduced the collage in black and white to determine the visual flow and to better determine how to apply dark versus light color. Some images are blended together while some others remain with rigid delineation.
In Art from Photo Gallery, some of these pieces are repeated in other galleries. Here, I show you the original photo with the finished piece side-by-side.Unfortunately, some of the original photos are lost. My hope is that some of the private collectors might stumble on my website and send a duplicate of the original.
Not content to lay acrilic paint down in flat layers or glop it on the surface as if buttering a cake, I like to mix a portion of acrilic medium with the paint. As the layer starts as a milky suggestion, it drys to a clear color --like painting with layers of tinted plastic wrap. Some of the painting here illustrate that method.
The human form is a work of art. If you like an item which is NFS (not for sale because it has already been purchased by someone else), by commission, I can reproduce any of these images in another medium. In place of "Newsprint" paper, I would suggest a drawing or painting on watercolor paper.
Scrapbooking gallery contains unique designs and creations including Transparent & Semi-Transparent screens, Frames, Cut-outs, Alphabetic characters; a wide variety of Embellishments; and some suggested instructions for using/piecing-together or layering images.