Thursday, August 06, 2009

IF : Modify

At the moment, I'm modifying my painting techniques. Experimenting, trying new things, new media. I've had this Chinese Watercolour Techniques book for ages that I've been wanting to try. They make it look so easy! I'm trying to use watercolours more intensely - it's easy to let them get all washed out and I prefer the really bright, deep colours.


My poor chook looks a bit worse for wear here, but I had fun with this anyway...

18 comments:

justdoodleit said...

This is gorgeous, those aggressive brush strokes suggest that it might be a fighting rooster :)

krisztina maros said...

EXCELLENT watercolor! bravo!

nessadee said...

Wonderful!

MsDabble said...

That bird's got personality.

serline said...

A beautiful rooster. Add some Chinese character or words and it's ready to hang it up on the wall.

PixieDust said...

I think he's beautiful!! I love watercolors, and have been tempted to dabble in Chinese watercolor techniques but have yet to do so... you may just have inspired me.

:-)

well-wishes,
me

nina seven said...

i think it looks cool. yay for you, trying new things!

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

oh this little chicken is just beautiful. I love the colors and texture. It's wonderful!!

Amy C said...

wow are you kidding, it looks like your have mastered it, beautiful piece.

Michael O'Connell said...

looks wonderful… great handling of watercolors… and i like your chook

ValGalArt said...

you did a beautiful job, yay for you and trying new things :)

sandybau said...

Thanks for stopping by! Lovely artwork you have!!

Caroline said...

How lovely - chooks are favourites of mine! Good use of the watercolour too!

Mônica said...

I think it looks great, Kim, very loose and strong. I like how the colors blend and how the simple strokes convey the rooster's body and mood.

Alisa said...

I think your chook looks quite regal in all his fine colours. And his yummy watercolour edges. Oooh that sounds like fun, playing with techniques. That's what I need to do, find a great book and give some new ones a whirl. Thanks for the inspiration. : )

Diana Evans said...

oh wow!!! this is awesome!!! I love it...the details and watercolour is so neat with the shades....great piece!!!

Abigail said...

I love it! So expressive and so much energy.

Vita said...

That is one beautiful bird!!!!! very nice work!!!!