image

Process: Mixed Media and Watercolor

The watercolor and mixed media painting process I employ consists of multiple layering of color and/or texture with adequate drying and thinking time between the layers.

  • Initially ‘thumbnail sketches’ help me to organize my thoughts, imagery, composition and value systems.

  • Graphite drawing and masking (if warranted) are the first layer of the painting.

  • The second layer is a watery under-painting of color or texture that initiate movement, value and color.

  • The third and subsequent layers build on the previous layers and increase color intensity, value contrast, textural elements and focal development (if warranted).

  • ‘Prismacolor’ pencil is used in mixed media paintings to add texture, color and value definition.

  • Stitchery, beading and appliqued elements are used in mixed media painting as a final layer of actual texture.


process image 1 process image 2 process image 3 process image 4 process image 5 process image 6 process image 7 process image 8 process image 9 process image 10 process image 11 process image 12 process image 13 process image 14 process image 15 process image 16 process image 17 process image 18
mobile slideshow

© MAURA KENNY. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED.

site design by: Jacob C. Cotton