Monday, November 19, 2012

Day 324 ~ Make something seem to melt that normally wouldn't.

To get an idea of what to do for this project, that didn't look like a Dali ripoff, I put in a search for 'A quote that uses the word melt'. Got an amazing array of quotes and chose this one from William Allingham. He was an Irish poet born on March 19, 1824 and I found it interesting that he was married to Helen Paterson, an acclaimed illustrator and watercolor painter.

My idea to go with the quote is that the leaves are falling and melting into the big area under the trees. I traced the outline of this area with a purple watercolor pencil, flooded it with water and dropped saturated amounts of watercolor into the puddle, letting the colors blend at random.

Measures about 9X12.

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