Thursday, February 13, 2014

Year of the Horse

The Lunar New Year has just passed, and so I sat down with some watercolor and a roll of very thin paper to do a little horse watercolor. The paper's not really meant to take all this water, and you can see that in all the wrinkles and marks of the water evaporating. I don't know if I just like breaking all the rules, or the impressionistic effect.

Once I amp it up in Photoshop, of course, it takes a more intense feeling. I couldn't decide which I liked better, so I'm posting them both.

Here's wishing you and yours health, wealth, and prosperity!


Julia Sverchuk said...

gorgeous! I just can't get enough of the textures on the light pink one! love.

Judith Turk said...

I also like the lighter one, the horse looks like it's moving.