Monday, June 13, 2011

Bluebell Woods Inspired by Ann Blockey

1/8 Sheet
Arches 140#CP

I have been an admirer of Ann Blockley's work (www.annblockley.com) for a number of years. Her new DVD and book "Experimental Flowers in Watercolor" is all about playing with paint, collage, textures, paper and the like to move outside the boundaries of traditional watercolor and moving toward the abstract.

This experimental work I've done was done from her new book ...What I loved most about this was the freedom of 'slinging' paint (so to speak) - watching the FLOW of paint, adding textures, and yet giving the work a mood, a feel, a sense -- in lieu of representing the actual -- Painting it was somewhat like meditation, and I suppose it's the imaginativeness of the painting that is appealing to me.

Above all - it was FUN!

We had another rain last night and I'm doing my happy rain dance in gratitude!

Hope you have a great day!

4 comments:

Teri C said...

Just gorgeous! I need to look for that book.

Joan T said...

Looks like a fun process...love the colors!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Great technique, yes it does look like fun. Your colors as always are brilliant.

Lorraine said...

Off on another wonderfully colorful odyssey. I need to look for this also.
Beautiful painting Lin. And I like what you said about the process.

Thanks for the tip. I love Ann's work.
Hugs,
Lorraine