Watercolor Wednesday

This kiity got a little busy and a little muddy with so much subtle information to convey, that I worked some white into it.  While I’m not crazy about using opacity in my watercolors, I tried it anyway to bring cohesion to the image.  My challenge is to try this subject again, including all her …

Watercolor Week

This week I’m breaking the form.   For the next seven days  I’ll be posting watercolor sketches while I continue to work on new projects. Not to worry about commenting on each post.  I love hearing from you, but I don’t wish to make a pest of myself.  Hope you find one of the seven …

Carry One Big Brush

I’ve recently found that a big round brush is a fabulous tool for gesture sketching.  It simply won’t allow for needless details. The brush point however, is versatile enough to go back into forms to provide corrections and accents.  Working exclusively with a big round brush would have felt really uncomfortable for me, just one …

Watercolor Wednesday

I’m growing quite fond of these two.  They happened upon the paper very quickly and easily.  The ease of their creation is in great contrast with the energy of the little girl in the foreground.  I seem to recall sometimes feeling like each of these girls, while in the company of childhood friends. Either gratefully …

Watercolor Wednesday

I’m just an amateur photographer, so sometimes great opportunities for marvelous shots are lost due to my inexperience.  This was the case recently when a spectacular heron modeled for me, but all my shots alas, came out blurry.  A photo disappointment for sure, but grist for some watercolor sketches.  Step 1 and 2 below.

Watercolor Wednesday

A good-natured, early morning, pop in the teeth, just out of bed, ten minute portrait! Nope, nobody I know.  Really.  Only  loosely based on someone I know.  Nope, not telling.   She’s pure fiction.   Such fun watching her materialize! BTW, not talking about my teeth. They stay put.

Watercolor Wednesday

It’s no secret that I very much enjoy painting drippy watercolor figures. Most of you also know that I don’t much enjoy painting figures in a scene.  Clearly, I need to push myself a bit, so here’s a comfortable compromise.    It’s a drippy magical creature (below) digitally manipulated to soar within a scene…of sorts.