Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Sunflower Dot to Dot

Here is the fun piece I did this afternoon using the technique Mollie shared with us at Painting Friends online art group.  It is painted on a quarter sheet of Fabriano Aristico watercolor paper.  The photo is showing a cropped viersion to 8" x 11". 

I did struggle with the technique of putting down dots and then adding clear water between the dots and then dragging the brush to meet the dots.  Doesn't sound difficult at all does it?  Well, I put down way to many dots so had to really hurry with the water and didn't leave enough wihite space.  So fun though and will try this again. 

10 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Ann, you have done a wonderful job with this. Your sunflower is so natural and fresh! Your background and your leaves are super also!

I have looked at Mollie's demo and found it fascinating...and scary for a person like me who is really a very tight painter. I will try this technique this weekend, but I know that I will find it very hard!

Pat said...

You're too modest! This is a lovely piece - it took me four attempts to get one I was happy with!

Susan Roux said...

Love the light and softness you captured. It looks fun, playful and alive!

Dawn said...

I love love love this Ann, a perfect watercolor!

Anonymous said...

I read your blog with great interest. I’m an artist also and have always had problems with watercolor clarity and purity of line. I have tried to dot my artwork also, especially winter and snow scenes. I admire the fact that you have kind of mastered a new technique. Wet paper is always tricky, but you did a great job on this project. I was studying your blog and I must admit that your flowers are superb renderings. The pure transparent color just enhances the draftsmanship of your art. Watercolor when well done is gorgeous and eye catching. I think that your art represents fabulous watercolor . I hope that you get many hits on your website. This is the perfect place for artists to gather and chat and learn about the intriguing mysteries of watercolor painting. I think that your blog is one of the best that I’ve seen on the web. Keep coming up with fresh ideas and more and more people will learn technique from your lessons.

Micah said...

Ann, this technique works so well for you! This is REALLY beautiful!

laura said...

I concur--it's gorgeous. Great intense color, and I'm esp impressed with the leaves and background. Beautiful!

RHCarpenter said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Love it and will have to check in to see this technique - is it like the Ted Nuttall dots in his portraits?

Ann Buckner said...

Hi Everyone, I sure appreciate the great feedback and the time you took to visit this blog. Thanks loads. :)

Deb Léger said...

Hi Ann! Beautiful, beautiful sunflower! I love the technique. Maybe I'll get time to try it out....