I’ve tried for quite some time to figure out how to manipulate watercolor paint by blowing blobs of it with a straw. Most of my efforts have been…poor. Last night I realized I could give the process some direction by trying to create a tree, and this is the result.
I used some “mud” in the bottom of my palette for the trunk, and the blue/red/yellow separated out nicely to provide some good texture.
Spatter seemed to be called for, so I added some to make sky, fruit, and grass textures.
Eurydice was an oak nymph and wife of Orpheus; this is my take on her dreams in Hades waiting for Orpheus to rescue her. [Greek mythology] They are a mix of blood and fertility, a not uncommon situation for wood nymphs back in the day.
f” x 7″ Fabriano block paper.