Tag Archives: filling in the gaps

The power of suggestion.

In these three quick watercolour, the power of suggestion is key. 

In this image, just as I have shown in my tutorials, I have applied juicy paint into the negative space which automatically reveals the figure.     I used the same colours in the background for shading and detail in the figure.    Remember all colour reflects.     The whites are dry white paper.  

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This quote from Orson Wells could well apply to painting……..

‘I want to give the audience a hint of a scene.   No more than that.   Give them too much and they wont contribute anything themselves.   Give them just a suggestion and you get them working with you.’

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Rapid watercolours allow me to capture the essence and show the major characteristic of my subject.      

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Remember fifteen minutes of play a day:)

Happy painting. 

A Bientôt