Watercolor and Pastel Artists at CHAW

Wan Lee describes how he used watercolor pouring technique in painting Mississippi River rocks

Editor’s note: In this post, Wan describes how he went about creating his watercolor of rocks in the Mississippi River. His painting is currently part of the show “Summer Work” at the CHAW Gallery, 545 7th Street, SE, Washington, DC. 

Wan Lee: Mouth of the Mississippi

1 Wan Lee rocks photo

This is the original photograph that I wanted to paint.


2 Wan lee pour

After I drew the picture I put masking fluid on the rocks and then poured different colors of paint on the paper. I tilted the painting so the paint would flow over it and mix together a little bit..


5 Wan lee 2nd pass

This shows the painting after the paint was poured on it. 


6 Wan Lee masked painting

I rubbed the dried masking fluid off the rocks, which I then painted individually, as shown in the final version, below.


7 Wan Lee final

Wan Lee: Mouth of the Mississippi. Watercolor.

Wan’s profile is available here: Wan Lee
To see some more of his work, click here: Wan Lee’s Gallery

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This entry was posted on September 21, 2018 by in Artist process, Watercolor, Watercolor techniques and tagged .
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