Last week at Rudolf Steiner College I learned a new way to paint with watercolor paint. I wish I could have gotten more pictures of the process but it was pretty intense work.
We started by wetting and stretching the paper out on the board and taping it down. Then we divided into two halves. The top was to be a sunset veil, the bottom a triangle exercise. We worked on both simultaneously. The sunset was built up with layer after layer of light water color letting each pass dry before adding the next. The idea was to build transitions from the light in the center to the darkest at the top and bottom. Imagine a light source from behind the clouds somewhere on the page.
What an incredible experience as it unfolded. I have to say I am pleased with the result.