Thursday, December 3, 2020

Painting Raindrops on a Windshield

Painting in gouache is usually impossible if it's raining. But why not paint from inside the car? There's an interesting effect that I wanted to capture: raindrops on the windshield.

That meant painting the out-of-focus landscape view first, so that the attention stays on the plane of the window.

This YouTube video shows the initial challenge and the process for executing the gouache-over-casein painting.


karen said...

I'm curious to know how you juggled the water pot and camera if the car was moving at the time.

Tyler J said...

Really love this piece, it's so evocative of that familiar view and next time I see it I'll probably have a newfound appreciation for it.

Steve Gilzow said...

Love the musing about the metaphorical similarity between raindrops on glass and human lives. These days there’s so much attention given to surface tensions.

Wish I could remember her name, but I know I’ve seen the work of an artist who has done a series of rain-spattered windshield paintings.

Susan Krzywicki said...

Entrancing. Such technical and emotional competence.

anoisagusaris said...

I didn't think it was possible to paint that there no limit to your talent? Just when I've found a favourite painting of yours along comes another contender 😳