Innovative Watercolour Techniques by Deborah Carman
Ocean Spray, watercolour on paper
Today we’re featuring the art portfolio of Deborah Carman. Deborah currently lives and works in Mount Juliet, Tennessee, where her artistic practice focuses on innovative watercolour techniques. The artist sometimes works by pouring watercolour directly onto her surface, rather than applying it with a brush.
In Repose, watercolour
Deborah’s watercolours express a high degree of skill, particularly with a medium that is so commonly fussy. She frequently paints human subjects, and her images of fair, young women on white backgrounds have a very classical, romantic feel to them. Technically, the artist avoids over-manipulating the medium. Instead she celebrates the drippy, pooling nature of thin watercolour paints, using the unique look and texture to her advantage.
Check out some of Deborah’s tips on how to succeed with the pouring watercolour technique – and our own advice for stretching watercolour paper. Prints and original works of Deborah’s are available for sale through her website, or on her Etsy shop.