Another Descent Series piece.
For those who may be interested, I start with a drippy big brush sketch, then refine just enough to try and hit the sweet spot.
art, The Descent series, watercolor
Thank you for showing the beginning of your process when you watercolor. I like that, and would LOVE to see more of that. I use Acrylic paints and mediums and very little oils. Watercolors seem so…difficult. I envy your skill.
Watercolors ARE difficult, at least when one must plan and paint tightly. That’s why I let the force take over and that is the only way watercolor works for me-spontaniously. I’ll try to take more pics while working if you enjoy the process images. Thanks so much, Crystal:)
Well, I happen to think you rock hard.
And so do you!
such sweet pure talent!!
You certainly hit it Elena, this picture is so engaging. wonderful stuff.
Thank you very much Adrian.
Extremely beautiful and peaceful work 🙂
Thanks so much:)
Elena thanks for sharing it is interesting to read about your process thanks x
My pleasure Doron:) Thank you!
Significant detail – you choose so little to say so much!
Thank you Louis!
Fascinating to see your process, Elena! Beautiful piece.
Thank you Richard:)
you get that sweet spot every time 🙂 nice to hear more about your process too, Elena.
Many get to the blog, and even those that do…well, you know. One continues to strive for better. Thanks so much Emily:)
Your work never ceases to amaze me…
Much appreciated Zena!
Delightful uncertainty … about to swiftly turn her face away and hug closer 🙂
Just lovely Elena .
Thank you so much Poppy:)
Thank you Jane:)
It is very nice being back and can enjoy again the subtle aroma of nostalgia that pervades all your work.
Nice to see you back Marcelo! Glad you can feel it:)
Wow, that’s crazy how you got from point A to point B! What a wonderful, practiced eye you have!
Too many years to count-practice:) Thank you Cindy!
Very cool! I’m curious how long this one took to make?
Thanks! I took about 20 min.
I love the description! [‘…a drippy big brush sketch, then refine just enough to try and hit the sweet spot.’]!! 🙂
🙂 I know you understand Marina:)
Amazing how your images convey depth with so few brush strokes. What an art!
So much appreciated. Thank you:)
Great to see your work again! Something happened to my blog and wasn´t receiving your posts! I love to see how each artist shows its working process, and you have a very brave way! Love it! : )
I know-happens to me too-wonky blogs. Thanks so much Palmira:)
Looks great! interesting to read about your painting process.
I’m glad Jess! Thanks much!
Thanks for the peak into your painting process, Elena! You definitely hit the sweet spot, once again. : )
You are very kind Mille. Thanks very much:)
Perfect Elena – love reading about your process. Wonderful faces – great animation.
Thanks much Mary:)
Wow, thanks for showing us the beginning step! And boy do you know the sweet spot!
Always trying to angle towards it. A huge hit or miss, trial and error process. Thank you Robin!
This painting is full of life, beautiful!
Thanks much Anette!
Strokes of genius! Wonderful.
You are very kind Karen. Thank you:)
It’s a magic ! what else !
How you could foresee and finish — you know it’s not in your brain.
It’s on the paper — how you could control.
So true. If I don’t think too much, the paper takes over. Thanks Yoshi!
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