Watercolor Wednesday Posted byelenacaravela March 6, 2013 63 Comments on Watercolor Wednesday A little muddier than I’d like. Here’s J. Share this:TweetEmailShare on TumblrLike this:Like Loading... Related Published by elenacaravela My world is a wonder of visual candy and foreboding shadow shapes vying every waking moment for my full attention. View more posts
Love your freedom with colours Elena!
Glad you like my messy approach, thank you:)
As always, beautifully colorful!
Oh, and just an fyi…I changed my comment system. Let me know if it works 🙂
Great! I will. Thanks Eon!
I think muddy is a bit harsh! Such a happy sketch.
Well, thank you:)
I hope for you to know..though I only say things like “lovely” and ‘awesome”…it is truly meant 🙂 I’ll have to learn how to comment on art..lol 🙂
What is he thinking that makes him smile? Such personality in this painting…you are so good at capturing the inner person! Lovely!
Thanks very much Marian!
fantastic, I can hear him, he has an accent! beautiful colors, beautiful work!
🙂 Thank you Christina!
This is great, not muddy at all, great contrast, and real character!
Thank you Anna!
It’s wonderful, Elena! There’s a magnificent dance going on around J’s hairline! Magical 🙂
Thank you Leslee:)
That’s a wicked smile. Lovely painting!
You captured such character – even without seeing the eyes.
Thanks so much Micah!
Great work Elena!!! 🙂
Thank you Eva!
Very nice, Elena… bold colours, full of energy. I can’t see any muddiness myself! Good one!
Thanks very much Tom!
As artists, we know our work don’t we? This Elena is brilliant and so full of life and emotion, to me the essence of what you are trying to convey. You’re incredibly talented – great piece of art here!
You are very kind. And yes, you certainly know your work. I appreciate your support!
Wow, a very expressive painting, great work!
Thanks very much!
What a wonderful expression! We can’t resist joining in the fun!
Good to hear. Thanks Louis!
Beautiful! More red and less purple? I can see just a little of the muddying you mention but it hardly distracts from this great portrait!
Yes, more red. Just got a tip about using transparent reds (below) Gonna give it a try. Thanks Cindy!
Great tip! Yes, the browns made me crazy. Thanks!
Muddy? I don’t think so. Very expressive. 🙂
Lovely, Elena. I don’t see any muddiness. Love the aqua and orange tones and the expression on the man’s face.
Thanks very much Jill.
The moment was vividly captured.
I know the man exactly like this.
Then we are both fortunate. Thank you Yoshi!
Great expression! very lively…and lovely!
Thank you Scilla!
Superb as always Elena. Lovely watercolour! 🙂
You’re awesome, Elena
Aw, thank you!
Love it! One happy sitter
Bold features. Wonderful.
Nice….I don’t any the mud. I think sometimes we are too often our own harshest critics.
Great energy jumps from this painting. It’s beautiful.
Thank you Allyson Marie!
J is beaming. Love the joy in this!
It is not easy to give the expression of a face with watercolour, at least for me! But you are doing great painting, and nothing disappeares in the face. Fascinated me. Thank you dear Elena, love, nia
Thanks so much Nia.
Is he scratching a kittens belly?
Entirely possible around here John:)
Ah, sounds like your household is something likes ours! Furry little friends wherever the eye falls 🙂
But, still gorgeous! I honestly have the most trouble with watercolor browns – keeping them from becoming opaque and chalky is a challenge. I think that if you’re going to mix any color with the browns, you’ve got to stick to a transparent hue – like Alizarin. Still love the painting you did!
Thank you! Yes, the browns are unwieldy. Great advice.