Friday, June 5, 2009

Camera Obscura watercolors

I love the use of watercolors on the web site for a band I love, Camera Obscura.

When I took watercolors my senior year of college, I figured I'd be painting lots of English gardens and sailboats. I just pictured watercolors as really fuddy duddy. But the skill and challenge that comes from getting the right balance of ethereal transparency and bold color really brought the painting style to life for me and I think this portrait is a master class in the medium. Isn't that pop of sulphur around the eyes just perfect? Looks like it's time to bust out the palette.

P.S. Camera Obscura is coming to the 9:30 Club in D.C. on June 21. 

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