Saturday, December 15, 2012

Wet-in-wet Watercolour Technique

Sonora Desert Burro - Watercolour
I am fascinated with animals in the wild and the burros especially so, as you can see them occasionally roaming around the desert. Burros were introduced to North America centuries ago about the time of Christopher Columbus and used later often by prospectors. From there feral populations developed. Isn't it amazing that the burro can survive in the dry conditions of the Sonora desert?
The burro, itself,  was painted by wetting the paper and painting him in one go from wet to dry. A fun technique if a bit unpredictable. His dark hair has a violet glaze on top to relate to the rest of the painting.

2 comments:

Win Dinn said...

Love, love, love this little burro, Eileen - beautifully done!

Laura Leeder said...

Eileen, this little guy is adorable!
I also very much enjoyed the information on him and that you shared your painting approach.
Thank You!