Friday, February 25, 2022
Monday, February 21, 2022
Thursday, February 17, 2022
Finished, but I think the shadow shapes are too dark (I admit, I took a phone call while I was in the middle of the shadow shapes and didn’t take as much care as I should have done). So got a few splotches in what should have been a clean, solid shape down the middle. Oh, well.
Should I try again? I probably would end up with something even better…but do I have the patience to start over on this one? We’ll see.
Sunday, February 13, 2022
I tried to paint this painting without planning - so started again with a sketch on tracing paper to work out in my mind where elements were placed. Then, using the sketch as a guide (but not tracing onto watercolor paper), I sketched it all again (without the shadow shapes) onto a half sheet of Arches cold press watercolor paper.
Started putting in the dried leaves and then the stems. Added a light cobalt blue to the dried berries (which will be a dark blue-black when finished). I will put in the shadow shapes when I’m happy with everything else.
More planning on this is giving it a better chance of being a success.
Wednesday, February 9, 2022
Saturday, February 5, 2022
A bit strong in shapes and color - another abstracted piece while listening to Angela Fehr’s Watercolor Bootcamp online course (just 2 days but full of good stuff, especially if you’re a new painter).
I realized that I posted this in this position but I didn’t paint it this way. I painted it in landscape view - like below.
Is it a good abstract if it works in any direction?
Or does it work better in the portrait view so it’s more like a tree trunk shape?
Thursday, February 3, 2022
An abstracted bit done while listening to Angela Fehr’s Watercolor Bootcamp day 2. I never just put color down and play but she does recommend it and she is so loose, you want to try :)
We are getting quite an ice and sleet and freezing rain storm in our area. No snow yet but it’s coming. Whew! Sounds like it’s in a swatch throughout the US right now.