Monday, September 3, 2012

Surfaces reflect colors

I might have exaggerated this slightly, but the white fur on a polar bear will reflect colors surrounding the bear. Most all surfaces will reflect surrounding colors. This is a small 5 inch by 8 inch watercolor I did for a demonstration in one of my many watercolor workshops. Painted on 140lb. Arches cold press. I hardly ever tape down my paper. It just lies on whatever surface as I am painting.

10 comments:

Sharon Whitley said...

Love it!

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Sharon.

Vandy said...

Great illustration of reflected colours. I've shared this post on FB.

Barbra Joan said...

I love putting other colors onto white. they do reflect what's around them and if they dont' it still looks good to do it..
BJ

RH Carpenter said...

A beautiful play of colors to still read white, David :)

annie said...

Love all the wonderful colors! Doesn't the paper curl up some when you paint on it?

David Lobenberg said...

Annie, The paper curls a little, but when I'm done with the painting, I spray water on the backside and put books on top and36 let the painting dry over night. After drying, the painting is flat as a pancake.

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SARABEL said...

!excelente acuarela!

y con un gran colorido, muy bonito...

un saludo

David Lobenberg said...

Gracias, Sarabel.