Archive for March, 2011

Sumie inspired landscapes

March 7, 2011





I’ve decided to get back to this landscape project.   I’ve thought about it for a while, but just couldn’t get moving.  I REALLY want to complete the 100 landscapes I promised myself.  With spring coming, I hope you all are getting motivated too — I miss seeing all the lovely landscapes on this blog!

These 8×10 landscapes on watercolor paper are taking advantage of the sub zero temperatures we’ve had here in Pennsylvania this winter.

I first wet the paper thoroughly and then add the paint.  The paintings are placed outside in a protected area on my deck to dry.  The best days are extra cold and dry.  As the painting dries, ice crystals form on the paper.  It doesn’t always work, but when it does, the crystal patterns are so exciting!  I’ll then decide what to keep and what to paint over.

# 33, 34, 35, 36 and 37….A reason to love winter!

“The color of springtime is in the flowers, the color of winter is in the imagination.” ~Quote by Terri Guillemets

Hope to see more paintings here soon!!!