Jocelyne Lamontagne  Artist
For the Love of Art


(posted on 8 Jun 2016)

The promise of a blank canvas.

Some artists are down right afraid of them. As for me, it hold the promise of a new beginning, of a great unseen master piece to be materialize in front of my eyes, until I reach the end and the watercolour did not quite work out.

This is a watercolour wrap around on stretcher bar, 140 cold press Fabriano , it doesn't wrap as well as Arches. I'm not sure how this paper do using this method. But here we go. Crows looking for direction a painting name

You Forgot the Map!

That is it, not a good beginning, I did not like the Fabriano paper so I cancel the first painting and went on to the Arches watercolour paper on stretcher bars.

Here we go : Act 11

Colour choice:

Quin Rose == Cerulean Blue==Indigo Blue== Thalo Blue(grumbacher) ==Hansa lemon yellow

From blank paper to sky and billboard

Very loose and wet, it dried in 24 hours . Then I remove some pink from the sky with Mr Clean magic erase.

Next the bill board , very loose for the background with the 3 primary colour for a colourful grey and a little on the green shade. After a good dry out, one more day, some dry on dry painting, green made out of the same primary colour but this time using 3 different blues.

A few days off , to think and reflect on the birds drawing and colour combo.

Decided that anything and everything goes. Same colour as before plus some Ivory Black and Grey of Grey

The result.

Almost finish.

I would like to varnish pray one coat and the do the feet of the middle bird, as feet are some what difficult it will be easier if I fail, just wipe and try again but this time using acrylic ink which is acceptable as it is a watercolour too.

Then a few more coats of varnish .

So folks here it is , the first painting of my new season. Something to look at and enjoy this summer

You Forgot the Map!

Sold July 20 2016