Watercolor Wednesday

Tighter than my usual watercolor sketches, this one is a little too predictable for my taste.  Because I’m literally sketching with the paint, following no pencil guides, I became preoccupied with the horse’s anatomy.  She lives not too far from me, so I also struggled a bit to portray her as I have glimpsed her, […]

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 […]

Watercolor Wednesday

This is a larger watercolor than I usually paint, at 15″ x 22″.  The color is also far more restrained than my usual watercolor experiments.  There is also a touch of acrylic in this mostly watercolor effort. Upon completion with the watercolor paint, I felt a need to lighten areas of the figure but found […]

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 […]