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Day 22 : #30x30DirectWatercolor2019 : Hurricane Season

June 22, 2019

“Hurricane Season”, 18×18″ watercolor on paper

Here I am again, returning to my very first sketch.

Look how much you can get out of the same bit of inspiration. I felt like I hadn’t done a good enough job at the blackness  – so I went back.

These drips are not *entirely* intentional. But on the other hand, I don’t mind either. I mean, they are intentional in the sense that I know they will happen – if I soak the paper and paint at an angle. I enjoy learning to live with what the water does.

The end result, I feel looks like a massive waterspout. I like it.

I left it. I could see many others not liking the results. But what are you going to do? You can’t have a personal vision without doing things some people won’t like.

The sky, by the way, is a huge wasabi-wash of Daniel Smith’s Graphite Grey. (Tinted with a few random things).

This is a color that isn’t much good for anything in the natural world. Maybe certain kinds of rocks. A stone beach if you could find one. I do believe I used it in my parking garage paintings last year. It does have a unique velvety texture that I haven’t seen in any other pigments I’ve tried.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. June 22, 2019 10:39 AM

    Wow! Impressionnant :-)

  2. beverlycholtcodevlin permalink
    June 22, 2019 1:58 PM

    Great post and paintings, Marc.

    On Sat, Jun 22, 2019 at 7:03 AM Citizen Sketcher wrote:

    > Marc Taro Holmes posted: ” “Hurricane Season”, 18×18″ watercolor on paper > Here I am again, returning to my very first sketch. Look how much you can > get out of the same bit of inspiration. I felt like I hadn’t done a good > enough job at the blackness – so I went back. ” >

  3. Bonnie Olpin permalink
    June 22, 2019 7:44 PM

    Marc, I don’t know you but I have your craftsy class and book and I know dear Shari, our mutual friend. I just had to write and say THANK YOU from the center of my heart.

    For your teaching ability. For your authenticity. For being brave to experiment and the way you make it a personal, beautiful journey. I applaud you! Thank you!

    Bonnie Olpin in Bow, Washington

    >

  4. Fernanda Fernandes permalink
    June 23, 2019 6:53 AM

    Who could tell this is watercolor? You are mastering this new approach as you are experimenting it further more. In these paintings we can “feel” the Hurricane coming…

  5. June 24, 2019 9:36 AM

    I only have two words for this: OH MY!!!

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