keep thinking that this painting was supposed to be called "Change
of Seasons," but the final title just sounds better, if in
that sort-of poetic abstract thing. Whatever.
piece was completed alongside Rhythm in
Your Soul, and oftentimes I do this sort of thing, making
completely different paintings after each other. I just don't like
the idea of repeating myself, especially when it's in a style that
I'm fairly accustomed to, as Rhythm clearly is.
I wanted a lot of green tones and a lot of texture, to give off
a sort of early Autumn feel. There isn't any Liquid Paper used at
all, but there are scattered amounts of the gold spray paint and
marker pens. Notice the gold patterns? I achieved that effect by
spyaring the paint onto paper towels, and then pressing those towels
onto the painting itself, much like a stamp. It's a technique I
used a lot years back, and you can see it among the 1998
series. In many ways, Seasons was an attempt to bring that
old look to a larger watercolor painting.
the marker pens, there are some touches of yellow highlighter alongside
the yellow paint, in order to make it brighter. Again, this is an
older trick from the '98 Works.
final effect looks nice. I think I even added some salt for added
texture; I did that a lot for these watercolors, actually. It's
one of those cheap painting tricks, but looks cool when it's done