Monday, December 31, 2007
Sunday, December 30, 2007
6" x 4" Watercolor
Fabriano Soft Press Paper
I quickly painted this yesterday to finish out the gifts needed for the weekend. This is from my imagination and wanted to see how the color "Carmine" would work in a landscape. Palette was Antwerp Blue, Dioxazine Purple, Perinone Orange, Indian Yellow, Permanent Yellow Lemon, Green Gold, Viridian, and Carmine.
Tuesday, December 25, 2007
Monday, December 24, 2007
Practicing hatching and crosshatching with this sketch. This will be the next 6" x 4" painting for a Christmas gift. Luckily we are having our family Christmas this weekend rather tomorrow, so there is more time to paint!
Forgot to mention the reference photo is by karenboss from the Wet Canvas RIL.
Sunday, December 23, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Fabriano Soft Press Paper
This painting was done today for my sister-in-law. Her birthday is the 27th and I hope she will like it.
Forgot to mention the photo is by kdkbrown from the Wet Canvas Reference Image Library.
Friday, December 21, 2007
Thursday, December 20, 2007
Tuesday, December 18, 2007
I have also been looking through photographs that have red in them for a watercolor painting for a good friend's daughter. I am wanting something that says life is full of possibilities and hope. I have no doubt that I will find the right one.
One week until Christmas! I received three Christmas packages today from my beautiful daughter and her family. Can't hardly wait to open them knowing they contain art supplies. I get so excited, like a kid in a candy store. Hope you too get the same enjoyment and feeling of love, hope and peace that I do.
Monday, December 17, 2007
10" x 5" Image size
Hot Press Watercolor paper
A quick 20 minute landscape in watercolor using Pthalo Blue, Cobalt Blue, Manganese Blue, Quinacradone Magenta, Quinacradone Gold, Burnt Sienna. The trees are a mix of Daniel Smith Undersea Green, Cascade Green, mixed with Pthalo Blue or Burnt Sienna or Quin. Gold. The center tree is not as solidly dark as it looks as it was difficult to pick up with the camera, the lighter dark to mid-values in that tree.
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Monday, December 10, 2007
When not sleeping or painting I've been enjoying the different Forums at Wet Canvas. Appreciating the artwork and enthusiasm of the different artists, from beginner to accomplished painter. Each offers a new or different view or perspective of their subject but all carry the same flavor of loving what they do.
Thursday, December 06, 2007
Monday, December 03, 2007
300# watercolor paper
9" x 13"
Today I worked on a watercolor of crepe myrtle in a vase placed on the back porch to catch the reflections. My reference is a photo I took earlier this summer.
Basically, I'm laying in color to cover the paper, taking my time when painting the flowers, to try and get the shapes right. Still have more to on the vase and stems as well as the leaves.