Saturday, August 21, 2010
Not yet raisins in the sun
This small 11"X15" watercolor has not been painted with my usual flair...but...its kinda got a nice, fresh, California sunny feel to it, because I painted the sky with some paint from my last tube of Grumbacker Manganese b\Blue. Oh yea!...great color, and when it dries, you get a righteous granulation that only a REAL manganese blue can give you! As far as I know, they don't make REAL manganese blue anymore. Too poisonous? I haven't a clue, but I WANT MORE MANGANESE BLUE!!! The other thing I dig about this watercolor is the sun hitting only the tops of most of the grapes. This is definitly one of those "controlled" watercolors that came out OK. Now it's back to more looseness. As our actor/governor once said in one of his action movies...I'll be baaack!