Idealized Painting Two #watercolor #ZoltanSzabo #IdealizedPainting


Last Friday, I shared the first of a series of Idealized Paintings that I’ve been playing with (with which I’ve been playing). I discovered the technique in Zoltan Szabo’s 70 Favorite Watercolor Techniques, though I think it’s one you’ll recognize.  It’s difficult to find instruction for, at least under the term ‘Idealized’, so there may well be a different term for it.

I changed brushes from Friday’s attempt, using a 1 inch flat instead of a size 16 round.  This made it easier to capture the broad shapes so essential to the technique.

No reference photo was used.  Rather than starting with a fixed idea of the trees, I painted the shapes, and then found the trees among them.

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