Thursday, April 21, 2011

Quick Watercolor Study

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 'Quick Watercolor Study'
6x9

I had a piece of paper that had a weird under-painting on it, so I just drew off this little set up, and painted the painting in less than an hour. working as quickly as possible.leaving some of the under-painting showing thru.
I tried to put the subject where the white would work best, like the icing on the cupcake, the highlight on the egg.
(which looks like potatoes!)  The main thing was it was fun, and quick. I  have been doing so many of the collages, I have missed the watercolors, but I think it has helped me be a little faster and not so detailed.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

The Fisherman finished


I started this at Ceta Canyon Art Retreat, and finally finished him. I added some color to the background,
and some color on his shirt, plus some little detail stuff to his face, hair, etc.
I am having problems getting a good photo, it is either dark, or bright...This one is just straight from the camera, without changing anything. It looks a little dull compared to the real painting.
This man was fishing on the beach in Florida.  He was using a net, and throwing it out, and each time he caught something! I had never seen anybody fish like that before, and he let me take his photo
The dolphins were swimming out past him, you could see their fins. A sight we don't see here!
I decided to leave his hat and shirt white, instead of the colors he had on to make his face more important.
It is 16x20 with a mat on it.