Thursday, June 26, 2008
Here's where I got today on this project. When I looked at the sketch for a while, I began to see changes and finally got to this point.
First I did the architectural elements with my glass pen, liquid watercolor and some washes made from the same color. Then I drew in the flowers and painted them. Finally, today, I did the sky and the greens. I'm not sure I'm happy with it and I'd love some critiques. I can take it, folks.
What I'm really hoping that someone who knows Winterthur will buy it when there's a sale there in the fall. This one is a half-sheet (14" x 22"). As usual, if you click on the picture here you can see it bigger and brighter.
Wednesday, June 18, 2008
I took a bunch of photos from Winterthur Gardens and Museum in Delaware, and put bits and pieces together to see how they would work as a sort of collage, only painted, not glued. This is the color sketch that I did in my sketch book. I know I need to do something different on the left, below the chimney, probably another flower. I'd love critiques.
Playing with colors and "loose" painting. This is watercolor and Caran d'Ache crayons. The drawing, such as it is, was taken from a photo of somewhere in Scotland, but the colors are not Scotland. Right now the sky is white. I did some computer experimenting with sky colors. Any suggestions?
Wednesday, June 4, 2008
Yesterday I picked out two of my photos that I thought would be interesting (or easier) in pastels. The sunset is 10" x 7", more or less, and the photo was taken in Jamaica last January The lily pads are 10" x 14" from the reflecting pool at Winterthur Gardens. Both done on Wallis sanded paper. Critiques always welcome.