Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Traffic in the rain

Traffic in the rain, watercolor, 27 x 21 cm
Still on the subject of light in the dark. This was my third, and best so far, attempt of a similar scene. There are still things I wish I had done differently. But I have so little time and energy for painting this week, I think I'll leave it at that.

12 comments:

Rita Vaselli said...

Lovely watercolor on diffucult topics!Rain motion colors light reflections...All very challenging,but you won!I love it,dear Blaga.

Polly Birchall said...

Lovely watery painting with juicy reflections. I'm trying to paint a dark scene too and it isn't easy. Well done!

Judy said...

Great reflections of the lights, Blaga! A difficult subject!

Christine FROIDUROT said...

Les reflets des lumières sur le macadam sont particulièrement réussies. Un sujet urbain joliment traité.

INA JACOBSEN said...

Precioso, es justo lo que se ve en la lluvia.

Catharina Engberg said...

I like this one too alot. Very nice reflections and dark colours. No need to change anything at all!

Jane said...

Wow, this is totally awesome , wouldn't know where to start doing something like this ! Everything is just perfect, really love it ! xx

Blaga said...

Thank you, Rita! It did take me several attempts to figure out what technique to use.

Thank you, Polly! Dark scenes have been a challenge for me. I have been examining Castagnet's paintings for ideas how yo handle them.

Thank you, Judy! I'm satisfied with the look of wetness on the road.

Merci, Christine! J'ai essaye quelques tecniques differentes et cette-ci semblait la plus reussite.

Gracias, Ina!

Thank you, Catharina! Maybe it just didn't end up looking exactly as I imagined it, but I'm very glad you like it.

I didn't know where to start either, Jane. Tried wet-in-wet in one wash, but it didn't look right. This one has two washes on the road. I used masking for the lamps, and softened their edges eventually.

Mercedes Ares said...

Hola Blagra: ¡Qué gran trabajo!! Los reflejos en el pavimento están espectaculares. Saludos!!

Arena Shawn said...

Really lovely Blaga -- I think it captured the mood and light effect of a rainy day very well. I can almost smell the wetness! I see you try the same subject several times to get to your desired outcome too -- in that sense we are very similar. LOL!

Sonia Aguiar said...

Hola Blaga. Feliz Año. Es una acuarela preciosa, los reflejos están muy bien logrados y los colores son geniales. Me gusta mucho.
He leído tu anterior post. Son todos muy buenos propósitos que seguro lograrás realizarlos. Estoy pensando en hacer un listado personalizado para mi :))
Un abrazo. Sonia.

renate said...

Dear Blaga:) Such a nice and difficult subject and you are doing so well! You have captured the movement wonderfully. My compliments! Take care:)