Some time ago, when I started working on my new textile print project, as one from several different options coming to my mind, I decided to treat it freely and colorfully, using my watercolor skills. I already made some sketches which are bringing me to the final project, but I still need to work on composition to make it easy to multiply on fabrics.
I'm really into shades of purple lately, so all my sketches oscillate between the darkest violets and the brightest magenta. I love how intense and strong the color could be, and on the other hand how subtle and light when needed. I think I should work more on oranges and greens, to discover a similar range of possibilities for them, because surely they do have a such.
Each watercolor presents my daily mood somehow, and it might sound bizarre but I didn't realize it at first. I noticed it after a few days and I found it as a huge revelation! The truth known by atrtists for centuries. Brilliant, really. Thumbs up for me! So the first one is all about my thoughts about summer, sunny days, juicy strawberries, playing around vibrant atmosphere. I'm all into this mood for a few days right now because the temperature reached 22° and after a light rain it smells freshness, greenery and Spring. Just can't wait my holidays or at least a day off to jump into this cheer. Lucky for me, it bids fair I'll have a long weekend at the beginning of May!
These two watercolors wich you can see below are painted on a different kind of paper, so the depth of color is slightly different, shapes are more rugged and the paper structure is locally visible. Thanks to that the sketchy effect is simply more evident.
I'm learning. I'm doing the best I can right now, and I'm getting better with it every day - Peter Clifford