I did some more work on values and a lot of detail on the ear.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Monday, July 20, 2009
I did this quick painting while at our art club's open studio yesterday. It isn't my usual style and and I am not very happy with it but it will look OK on a card or small print. :) The photo here is darker than the original. The reference photo is from "jab" on the artist's website "Wetcanvas".
Saturday, July 18, 2009
I am continuing to darken the values but I have a long way to go. I'm at the stage where the layers have to be brushed on gently or they lift the ones underneath. Once everything is wet I can't do any more until it is completely dry again so this is taking longer than usual because I can't go to something else in the painting while waiting.
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
Friday, July 10, 2009
I have started blocking in the first skin tone washes. At this stage I'll look carefully to see if the shadows are deliniating the form I want and maybe lift some highlights before I go farther with the darks. I am working this weekend so it will be a few days before I can do more.
Wednesday, July 8, 2009
I am painting this for our art club's annual show. This year's theme is "Bare Arts" and is going to be all nudes. I am painting this with the same colour scheme as the female semi-nude I painted a few years ago because it will probably hang on my wall beside her when the show is over. For that reason as well, it will be very tastefully done. :) It is 12 x 16" and I have added the first couple of background washes. I will add warmer brown tones next to warm it up and add some slight variation.
Monday, July 6, 2009
I finished this small one this afternoon. I realized that I have been avoiding painting because the large painting I was working on (Young Gardener) isn't holding my interest so I am putting it away and starting something I will enjoy more. I'll get it started in the next day or two.
I worked on this small painting yesterday and hope to have it finished in one more session. It is from a photo I took of our crabapple tree in bloom this spring. I still have to go a lot darker on the shadows to make them look like they are in bright light but the basic washes are down.
Wednesday, July 1, 2009
I was away at an annual meet of watercolour artists who met on the Wetcanvas website and this year we decided to do still life from life rather than photos. This is my effort from the day. It is 7 x 11 and is from a beaver skull. I was going to work on it some more once I got home but decided to leave it where it was when the day was finished.
I have to work the next three days but after that I can get back to a couple of paintings I'm working on.