For this painting I decided to try simply putting some watercolors on to the paper and see what I saw in the dried paint, similar to the journal pages I showed you here: What The Paint Splatters Revealed
To start, I wet the paper and added blue and a peachy red that I mixed. I let it dry, then came back to see what I could see.
What do you see? I couldn’t see anything at this point so I turned the paper vertically.
There! Can you see it? It’s a face!
I added paint to emphasize the facial features, hair and background. Drying time again.
Details added to eyes, nose, hair and background.
…and she’s finished. She looks like a Jane, so that is what I named her.
I really love these happy little surprises that come from playing with watercolor.