Monday, November 2, 2015

Bird in Hand

Bird in Hand
8 x 10 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

My journey into abstraction continues with my theme of birds, flight, and wild foliage. This piece began by drawing with masking fluid with only an idea of shape and movement. Then I applied wet into wet washes of color. After that it was a matter of layering stenciled shapes and lines drawn with watercolor pencils. Thin glazes of color provided further definition to give a sense of space and unity. I enjoy the spontaneity of working this way, without a clear plan for the result, just to see where the painting will take me. And it provides me with a nice balance to my more realistic paintings that I also enjoy.

1 comment:

Polly Birchall said...

Abstracts are not as easy as people think. I love this one and the title


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