Wednesday, September 19, 2018

WET-IN-WET WITH MY EWA KARPINSKA BOOK



Wet-in-wet using my least favorite colors (green), but not too bad.  Working with a book of techniques by Ewa Karpinska (she is fabulous at wet-in-wet style and very saturated paintings but still amazing).

Monday, September 17, 2018

WET-IN-WET IS MY FAVORITE STYLE OF WATERCOLOR PAINTING


Although the wet-in-wet style of watercolor painting is my favorite style, I often don't do this naturally.  So I have to remind myself - and do a bit of practicing - to get into the wet-in-wet groove.


So...taking out a book I've had for a while (by Ewa Karpinska) and a new one I purchased recently (by Jean-Louis Morelle) to play and test the waters (no pun intended!!).  There are some step-by-step works in both of these you can try and I recommend both if you really want to delve into this style of painting.  But be warned that the book by Morelle is 1/4 part about color theory.  You can skip it, if that's not of interest to you, and get right to the demos and talk about water, paint and paper.


Saturday, September 15, 2018

WET-IN-WET LANDSCAPE SCENE


Wet-in-wet technique, landscape with water and soft trees.

Copy of Ewa Karpinska painting in her book (she only has one in English) about the wet-in-wet style she uses.  Very saturated and soft.

Thursday, September 13, 2018

SIMPLE FLOWERS WET IN WET



Just playing with some wet-in-wet watercolor painting.


















Not as wet on the greenery this time.


















Tuesday, September 11, 2018

MAGNOLIA



I like it more since I pushed back the background a bit.  


Half sheet
Fabriano Artistico 140# cold press


Cotton Candy Magnolia

Sunday, September 9, 2018

COTTON CANDY MAGNOLIA


Named it the cotton candy magnolia because that's what it looks like to me right now.  I'll change that as I continue to work on it.  

Half sheet, Fabriano Artistico 140# cold press (has a bit of a tooth to it as you can see where the cerulean blue separated in the background).






Better, but still going to push that background back a bit using a glaze of cobalt blue.

Wednesday, September 5, 2018

EGRET IN THE MARSHES - FINISHED



Egret in the Marsh



Half sheet Fabriano Artistico 140# coldpress watercolor paper, Daniel Smith paints.

Monday, September 3, 2018

EGRET IN THE MARSHES


I started with a half sheet Arches 140# coldpress, drew the egret towards the middle and then put down some faint lines to represent the sections of the background stuff and water.

There is more to come as I try to keep the egret white until the end, when I'll warm her up a bit.

Friday, August 31, 2018

KINGFISHER 2



Finished the kingfisher.


Look out for that bill, fishes!!