Imitating Klee

I used one of Klee’s artwork for the purpose of this monochromatic exercise that I did in watercolor (left), and that consisted of experimenting with different tones of the same color.

Swiss painter and graphic artist Paul Klee (1879–1940) was one of the most imaginative modern art masters. He worked with oil paint, watercolor, ink, pastel and etching that he often combined into one work. He used a great variety of color palettes from nearly monochromatic to highly polychromatic.

What I love about watercolor

Transparency – the light shining through the paint makes colors glow, and the white of the paper makes them luminous.

Unpredictability – colors may blend into each other giving unexpected and surprisingly beautiful results.

Endless possibilities – dry on wet, wet on wet, wet on dry.

I will no doubt further explore this medium.

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