After a few hours with the new version of Tayasui’s Sketches program, I am getting comfortable with the changes and lost in experimenting. Continuing in yesterday’s vein of makeovers, I resurrected a semi satisfying watercolor study from my 2013 trip to Cortona, Italy.
The original was done late in the day when the light was fading, the sky was clouding up, and the landscape darkening. I found it somewhat muddy and heavy. So the first thing I did in the drawing program was to enrich the overall hues with watercolor overlay in brighter shades. The overall effect is actually to push the landscape into the background and pull the church into greater focus in the foreground.
The final layer of the experiment was adding colored pencil for both color and texture interest. I particularly like that the line has a sense of being etched. How wonderful to be able to so easily give an artwork multiple incarnations. Like people, these different interpretive lives begin to creative stories and histories for my work. It is if we are growing and evolving together.