Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Flute Player by Suzy 'Pal' Powell

cold press arches 140lb paper
transparent watercolor
I took a photo of this man waiting for the ferry to go see the Statue of Liberty.
He was playing the Battle Hymn of Republic, over and over....and over!
This one is  on Arches Cold Press 140, and I drew him twice in my drawing pad.  The first one I wasn't happy with, so I took the time to redraw. Then I transferred it using my light box. It is 14x22 and has the white background. I don't know if I will ever paint it our not. I really liked the all white paper behind him. I go from one extreme to the other.  this is transparent watercolor. His beard is the white of the paper except for a few hairs. I ended up using a tiny bit of gouache.

hot press paper with gouache

I did this one first, just experimenting with hot press paper. I have never liked hot press, but have a new respect for it, after playing with this one.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Montage Restaurant

 15x22 unframed

I did some more work on the Chef, added some more blue to the right side, and added to the menu. I don't have a clue where this restaurant is!  I found some copied menus in my stash of paper, and this was in that is why the name.  As far as I know right now, I am calling him finished! He was fun to do! It is mixed media because of the phone book pages, that were glued down first with matte medium.  The Background is Matisse Acrylic.
The rest is gouache and collage.

At the Fair

I was acceptd into the New Mexico watercolor society show again this year. It will be in Las Cruces NM instead of Albuquerque NM The theme ...