Polychrome VIII - Fun Design to Work
This design was wonderful to paint on 300 lb. Arches watercolor paper. The uploaded photo does not exactly capture the rich desert brick red as it appears in my painting, but as we all know, seeing the real thing is usually better than any photograph.
Once again, I used the aging technique taught to me by my painting friend. You can see it just under the lip of the pot going from left-to-right above the beginning of the black design. In addition to adding a sense of aging, the process also creates interesting highlights. This is #8 in my Polychrome series which will continue and continue because I just love the look of the three-color designs.
Giclee reproductions, prints and greeting cards are available in all of my artwork. This time I tried something new.... my first background wash is always a light warm yellow and then, I complete the pot image before beginning the 20 coats of dark-brown/black background color. I had giclee reproductions made showing the yellow background color because not everyone loves a dark background. It has created a nice option for collectors of my artwork.