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Day 27 : #30x30DirectWatercolor2019 : Castle Bravo

June 25, 2019

“Castle Bravo”, 18×18″ watercolor on paper

Detail of waves. Painted with Holbein watercolor Grey-of-Grey over a damp wash of Neutral Tint and Indigo. An example of how watercolorists might benefit from more opaque painting techniques?

It’s interesting how things in life keep looping back. I am finally getting around to internalizing what I saw Sargent doing with body color at an exhibition in 2014.

That’s playing the long game for you.

4 Comments leave one →
  1. Deanne Rader permalink
    June 25, 2019 9:20 PM

    Especially like the 2nd ocean picture!

  2. Elena permalink
    June 26, 2019 9:06 AM

    thanks for the link to the article on JSS! I had read it before but it was really helpful. I’ve been struggling for years with wanting watercolor to behave like oils!

  3. Larry Harris permalink
    July 1, 2019 10:04 PM

    Marc,
    Great work here! The Desert walk in the sand unbelievable!
    Also, Thanks so much for your link to you analysis of Sargent;s WC paintings. Amazing stuff

  4. Angeline permalink
    July 25, 2019 1:55 AM

    Your watercolour painting are so enjoyable to look at please continue to make them !

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