Lately I’ve been back to doing a lot of small, quick abstract watercolor paintings. I think I need this to wind down after months of working on super structured and planned oil paintings in school. It feels good to let loose for a bit with a low cost, low risk medium. If a painting doesn’t work out, I have no problem throwing it away and starting a new one (something much more difficult to do after investing in a canvas painting.)
Untitled, Watercolor and crayon on paper, Megan Koth, 07/2014
I’ve been enjoying using mixed media, like pencil, stamps, and crayon, to add texture and visual interest.
Untitled, Watercolor, graphite, and crayon on paper, Megan Koth, 07/2014
And I even managed to stumble upon some abstract flowers! Totally unlike me, but I like how they turned out nonetheless.
Red Posies, Megan Koth. Prints and more of this available at my Redbubble store!
Doing these little watercolors has always been a kind of palette cleanser for me to do between big paintings. I see it as the painting equivalent of doing stretches before a big race.