I thought it was freezing out yesterday. Well, it was a balmy -8 degrees celsius then. Today, it was -27! I braved the cold again to experiment with a larger sheet of paper and a little more colour. I also wanted to try out a few different methods. First, I wanted to know what the colder temperature would do to heavily concentrated washes versus less colour concentrated washes. Second, I was interested in what happened if I just poured the water over the paper and let it run off on its own. Third, I was interested in seeing what happened if I could get the watercolour to create a dripping effect. Well, here are my results! I’ve posted a slide show of the wet and freezing effects. Since I then left the whole thing out to dry in the cold I’ve posted the resulting details and then the full image…look and you will find that I have indeed caught a bird-like creature. I hope you enjoy the colours as much I enjoyed assisting mother nature in creating them. Don’t be shy, get your warmest hat and jacket on and tell your family you won’t be long, that you’re just outside to keep making art!
Here are the really wet and beginning to freeze shots with the dried ones mixed in.
Here are the Freeze dried shots in still form. Fascinating how nature creates imagery that is so..well, natural and organic.