Thursday, February 06, 2014

Ann's Onions 2 WIP

After the shadows underpainting of Ultramarine Violet dried, Quin. Burnt Orange, Permanent Rose, Cad. Red Lt., Azo Yellow and Quin Gold was used to begin the painting of the onion.

Ann's Onions1 WIP

Using a reference photo by Mollie from, I sketched the onions on an 1/8th Fabriano Aristico watercolor paper.

Tuesday, February 04, 2014

Mollie's Onions In Progress

 The photo above shows the first swish of yellow across the 1/8th sheet of watercolor paper.  I set the tripod on the table with the camera looking down on the paper so we get to see the tripod legs as well.  The next photo shows the quick pencil sketch and in the next photo, a lay in of color.

 The yellow is a cool Azo Yellow then after that dried I laid in Ultramarine Violet in the shadow areas.  Next, I used combinations of Quin. Burnt Orange, Cad. Red Light, Permanent Rose to begin forming the onions and their skins.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Stephie Butler Workshop in Florida

I am so excited, Stephie Butler is coming to Florida to give a watercolor workshop.  Her work is so delicate I can hardly wait for August to arrive, to watch her work in real life.  I hope you join us at Stephie's portrait workshop.

Friday, January 24, 2014

Pear Watercolor

It has been quite some while since I have painted and I tend to paint pears or strawberries when I have been away from painting.  Painted from life, today.

This top photo is showing very light on the lap top so I adjusted the levels in Photoshop, which can be seen in the bottom photo.  Now the questions is, which one is more accurate.  It is more difficult to know whether photos are displaying correct as they appear so much lighter, at least to me.

Saturday, December 07, 2013

Fishy Christmas Greeting

Fish Christmas Greeting
1/4 sheet watercolor & gesso

The thought behind this painting is that I was born in March and a Pisces (fish) on the astrology charts.  It is rather hard to tell but that is a hook in the fishes mouth carrying the Christmas globe.  Maybe I should paint lights on one of the trees?  Anyway, it was fun painting it. 

The reference photo for the fish is from the Wet Canvas Image Library.  Thanks for looking.

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Saturday Update

 I went to youtube and watched Ross Barbera paint a magnolia and did my best to follow along.  This photo is of a small portion of the painting as I wasn't sure if I should show it.

A member of shared some of her "cow" photos so decided to try sketching a cow again.  Thanks, Judy! 

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Wedding Gift Portrait

 Ian & Kayly
16" x 20" Gallery Wrap

My twin wanted a wedding gift painted of her granddaughter and fiance.  She and Robert delivered it to Kayly and Ian in California, yesterday. The photos look a bit blurred don't they.  I almost forgot to take photos and had to hurry as she was carrying the painting out the door.