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Day Five : #30x30DirectWatercolor2019 : Melt Water

June 5, 2019

I have always thought oil paints were better suited to detail and realism. Because of their ability to correct themselves in so many ways. Now I suppose I would add digital art to that. If I wanted realism, I’d absolutely be working in 3D these days.

Watercolor, on the other hand, is naturally suited to seascapes, clouds, anything fluid and dynamic.

I’ve never been to the Antarctic sea. But I’m pretty sure this is what it looks like.


7 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2019 10:54 AM

    Marc, I think these are some of the best yet. Love them! The slight touch of color on b/w really sparks it.

    Naomi Bradshaw,

  2. Carmela Sunnyvale permalink
    June 5, 2019 11:13 AM

    Hi Marc
    You really captured the emotion of the wildness of the place..kudos! Love the granulation, too. You mentioned the concept of story in painting/sketching/drawing. The viewer, I think, draws out their own story from an image. Unless one is doing reportage, imposing ‘story’ consciously takes away from experiencing an image for me. Thanks for sharing so much of your artistic journey and your techniques with us.

  3. Jan Huntley permalink
    June 5, 2019 11:56 AM

    Amazing … organic and dynamic! Love these pieces.

  4. June 5, 2019 3:47 PM

    Wonderful paintings! I’d be interested to know how you did the textured areas in the watercolors

  5. June 5, 2019 4:37 PM

    I’m really enjoying these paintings, you really captured the stormy mood of the sea.

  6. Susan permalink
    June 5, 2019 4:59 PM

    Amazing! I also loved the granulation and the wildness of the scene.

  7. Susan permalink
    June 5, 2019 9:00 PM

    Addendum: I wonder if it would be possible to see you do a demo of this process?

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