Creativity Workshop: Pour It On

Pat San Soucie explains how she painted Bright Landscape (above; watermedia and crayon on paper, 30×22):

“I wetted the entire surface before pouring red, yellow and blue acrylic
mixes, then used aquarelle crayons to create circle and oval shapes. I
also played with small dots of complementary colors, adding metallic
pigments and scrubbing to accentuate tree shapes and ?eld forms.
Additional contrasts of smoky grays added the ?nal touches.”

You’ll find the artist’s 10-step paint pouring demo in the December 2009 issue of Watercolor Artist.

Create a rich, textural underpainting using San Soucie’s pouring
and tissue paper blotting techniques. From there, build up an exciting
abstract design using her methods or your own experimental techniques;
or, for a more realistic approach, use the poured underpainting as the
start to a rich landscape, ?gure or still life painting. Send a JPEG
(with a resolution of 72 dpi) of your painting to
with Creativity Workshop in the subject line, and tell us about your
process. We’ll choose our favorite paintings and publish them on our
website. One entrant will receive a six-month subscription to online video work-shops, plus $50 worth of North
Light ?ne art books. The deadline for entry is December 15, 2009.


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