Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Odd Man Out 2, Watercolor


4" x 5" watercolor on Arches 300lb. paper. This time I wanted to do analogous colors in line with another art group to which I belong that is studying color. I like the simple shapes of pears and I find the tricky part is to get the texture.

Did another quick analogous color scheme and added just a bit of ink. Trying to get the hang of analogous color schemes. :)

8 comments:

L.Holm said...

Great studies, Ann. Great that you're taking the time to explore color combinations and theory.

Ann Buckner said...

Thank you Liz. :) I have to admit I am a "flitter" painter. I flit from one subject or method to another. No doubt if I painted in a more structured way, I would learn more instead of dabbling here and there. :(

Dean H. said...

I like the thought of being purpose driven when it comes to art studies. To choose before hand what the goal is.
Lately, though, I think I have become largely a "flitter" painter.

Ann Buckner said...

I like the thought of being "purpose driven" too, Dean. I usually am, but as you said, lately I have become a flitter painter. In my mind, it is because I have a lot of interruptions and have to start and stop. Even with the interruptions though, I realize goals can be set, paintings planned and the work done even if it in increments, so being interrupted isn't a good excuse, is it. :)

Desiree said...

Beautiful Ann! I love your study here. I like to be purpose driven but my life is a constant interruption thus I learn to grab the creative moments when I can and get the most of each one!

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks Desiree, for your comments and sharing your thoughts!

laura said...

I really enjoy these studies. And the colors in the top one--that red-brown against the teal-turquoise: yum, what a great color combination!! Makes me think of turquoise and coral.

Ann Buckner said...

Thanks Laura! :)