I’m pushing a little farther into watercolor world with a figure + back round. While I’m not absolutely thrilled with the outcome, I’m sort of pleased that I’m getting braver with the medium. Frankly, there are still a few stumbling blocks for me. Over -noodling is certainly a problem . I sometimes don’t know when […]
My friend’s dog Hershey here. Hershey is a good doggie and the paint quickly became form, except for the right ear, which required definition. Alas, I feel back upon opacity.
As a portrait painter, my new challenge in watercolor is to quickly capture a natural likeness. When I work in oils, the process is forgiving, because I am able to walk away, reevaluate, and layer corrections to please both myself and the client. The loose watercolor portraits of sisters above, were executed very quickly. […]
Another watercolor portrait, really quick and loose.
Watercolor on Strathmore Windpower Watercolor Pad I neglected to leave enough white/light space. I’ve added a few strokes of opaque white watercolor to regain the white, but now the areas appear gray […]
Last Wednesday I complained about my ineptitude with watercolor. This week, I plod on, with three quick attempts at the same subject. Above is the most successful with regard to the look that I want. I found that if I did not plan in pencil at all, I got a better result. This first attempt […]