Monday, October 23, 2017

FIGS AND BLUE GLASS - CONTINUED



Darkened the top right corner after placing a pillow behind the lamp base shape and putting down some pattern behind the plate of figs to tie the colors together, top and bottom.  Added more to the bottom pattern.  Okay so far...














But not completely happy with this one.  Which means more work to do?  Or put it in the "look at it later" bin?


The colors IRL look dulled on the 300# paper - is this just a feature of the heavier paper?  Or of the colors I'm using?  Or??

Saturday, October 21, 2017

FIGS AND BLUE GLASS - SKETCH AND FIRST PAINTING STAGE



Another sketch done before painting to decide items, colors, shapes, etc.


This one is going to be about the figs (from photos in a magazine as I've never seen figs around here ever), and my cobalt blue items with other things as I go along.  I need to overlap things more than I've been doing, I think.


And after gathering things, doing the sketch, looking closely at the magazine photo of the figs, I began painting (I do draw out the items on the paper since I cannot seem to really paint without some guidelines).






Figs and Blue Glass (with an added rattan lamp which had it's top removed because I liked the rattan look without putting a lamp in there).

Will work more on the background and get some good patterns to pull the whole together at the end (I hope).




Thursday, October 19, 2017

ORANGES AND LITTLE GLASS BIRD - DONE


Since I put the 2 oranges on the right in after I painted that area pale blue, I need to lighten then a bit to give them more shape.

Then, it will be done.

Tuesday, October 17, 2017

ORANGES AND LITTLE GLASS BIRD, CONTINUED



Added some soft color to the pink background by prewetting it and scraping watercolor pencil onto the background.  Then put in the little pencil bag (Color Me Happy).

Almost done?



Sunday, October 15, 2017

ORANGES AND LITTLE GLASS BIRD


As I drew on the Arches 300# coldpress paper, I changed things because of the placement and the size of the paper (half sheet = 15 x 22 inches).

Some more things to add and more do to on this one.

I ordered 10 sheets of Arches 140# cold press paper from Dick Blick on September 25th; according to my notices, it was not shipped until October 3rd, and was not delivered until October 9th.  I called and emailed Dick Blick and let them know I was NOT happy at the delay and reminded them there are other art suppliers out there.  BUT this is the first time I've had a problem with shipping taking so long from them.  I think they sent it out to the wrong place (I got an early notice that it was sent to FedEx in Wisconsin which means it went from IL to WI which is a rather odd route to get to Kentucky).  

Friday, October 13, 2017

PLANNING ANOTHER ONE



Some items I have on hand to make a painting.  I began this one with the drawing, making a cruciform shape and then fitting things into that shape - I think that will make a stronger painting in the end.

What I don't have, I'll gather from photos cut from magazines (for color choices or shapes).

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

INDOOR GREENERY FINISHED



Putting the pattern behind this was a good idea.  The color is a bit much, but I like the way it falls back in some areas and comes forward in others.  


What do you think?

Monday, October 9, 2017

BETTER = INDOOR GREENERY




This one has no patterns behind anything, just white paper.  But I'm liking the texture created by the watercolor on the 300# coldpress paper.  Nothing wrong with light colors and it's coming along well so far.

Saturday, October 7, 2017

CHERRIES CHAIR AND TULIPS REWORKED A BIT



After some input from some blogger buddies, I thought I'd work on this a bit more.  Added some oil pastels here and there to bump up the color in places and push back the "cut in half" dark blue vs. aqua blue.

Hmmm...still not sure about it.