Then, She Found Warmth
by Nathaniel Weissman
(Ewa Beach, HI, USA)
This piece is one in about 13 failed in watercolor on an 8"x10", 90lb c/p unstretched. To describe in vision, "cold-meets-warm". The painting stands for a woman who's life was anything but simple and very depressing until she met the man who would change her life and bring warmth to once a cold and needing heart. The butterfly simbolizes this in a light purple, blue with an almost matching sliver of sky.
While the flower (the man) is of yellow and orange, orange/red. I found this rather difficult in being so only a few months new to painting and especially finding watercolor to be much more difficult as it bleeds so freely. At the time, I found out on my own it makes it just so much easier to wait for it to dry before adding the next color but then found the colors to fade.
Also only having two brushes at the time (Winsor rigger no.2 and an old shader no.2)... I was pleased to have finally kept the warm and cold apart and from creating mudd. But I notice the butterfly captured in the center creating to much attention. Not until I watched demonstrations and Bob online (thank you) did I understand different brushes and technique and still so much to learn. Its been much help and much more exiting to finish my next piece!!