Friday, February 18, 2011

Watercolor Variations


House Collage

Watercolor Variations

Last year I took a workshop from Judi Betts, and she had us do 6x9 blocks,
with a triad. I normally choose the transparent triad which is cobalt blue, Permanent Rose, and Auerolin Yellow. They are springy, summery looking to me. The large painting was the one I did in her class. She gave everybody a photo of a house, and we had to do our own thing with it, after doing an under-painting with our triad. The House Collage are 6x9 paintings that I did this week, Using the same photo, just different ideas. I stayed with just those three colors as long as I could. At the end, I added a few others for dark's, and the Red Roof.
The small studies are fun, and fast to do.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Bicycle Paintings

I love Bicycles, and have painted them off and on for a few years. I took a picture of our neighbors 'retired' blue bike that she had flowers planted in the basket, one summer day.
It has been an inspiration to me, and have done it in a few different ways, starting with a value study, then watercolor. I have done 3-4 Christmas bikes, and recently collaged over 2 watercolors that I had started. They are fun, and maybe being in the mood for spring and summer has made me want to do them again.
Three of these paintings are for sale. The two collages, and the first watercolor.