Continuing with my study of roosters and watercolors, this was painted on a 4" x 6" Yupo paper which is a plastic support used with watercolors. This was my first experience with Yupo and found that the paint merges easily, and in some areas the paint will bead. The paint has to thoroughly dry before continuing to add other colors or the colors next to each other have a tendency to blend and merge, sometimes making mud. The same colors were used in this rooster as in the first one previously posted. See how the colors have merged making a nice dark.
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
Saturday, February 10, 2007
I added some background and water movement then cropped the painting to 11 1/2" x 10". This photo was taken outside, late afternoon.
14" x 10" hot press watercolor paper. I had such fun painting this little guy. I was just practicing strokes trying to learn a bit about Chinese painting. I failed miserably at the strokes so will be doing more practice. I hope that learning the minimal strokes used in Chinese painting it will teach me to minimize them in other mediums.
Sunday, February 04, 2007
Saturday, February 03, 2007
A graphite sketch from a photograph of a woman paused on the street looking for someone. I positioned the legs wrong and the length of her right arm was too long so lots of erasing. Will be doing more sketches of this photo trying to get the svelte look of her figure.