Worried bunny. A big, impressed “Thank you” to “as long as I’m singing” for a fabulous story based on a recent Watercolor Wednesday post. You’ll find Troy’s “Happy Feet” right here.
A super quick nod to Watercolor Wed. while I work on lots of new paintings!
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 …
A very simple little watercolor with a small Photoshop tweak, (the angle of the hair drips;)
* High drama in my neighborhood. Lonely cicadas, waiting patiently in the ground for seventeen years are now above ground transforming, dating and dying. HERE * is a link to a beautiful video, for those who are interested in the life cycle of the cicada. Above is a quick watercolor sketch of the amazing dance …
Bold and heavy here-experimenting with darks. I think I prefer lighter, with outrageous color. Perhaps I’ll try the same subject with lots of color for next week…
This Watercolor Wednesday literally features my watercolor palette. It’s a photo of the palette with a little digital enhancement. There’s a little magic in those tubes.
Yes, it’s spring but there’s still a chill in the air.
A little muddier than I’d like. Here’s J.
A quick one called The Lecture.
Either Give Me A Hand, or Get me outta here!:) Not sure which. I began with two reference images; a woman in a fancy ball gown and an image of a child cheerfully reaching for something. I fully expected to use the reference very loosely, as a springboard for a sweet ethereal scene. But it …
For those interested in process, above is the finish. Below is the entire composition before I worked to my satisfaction. I enjoy lifting the color to refine the painting. I may refine the finish a little more, but I will wait a day or two to see it with new eyes. The only downside of …
Waiting in the wings.
A belated Halloween salute. The model is a dear artist friend, although this is not a portrait. This sketch is based on a photo by photographer Scott Groller.
This is creature week. They are sullen and unnerving, sporting giant ears. I have no idea why. I tweaked digitally, just a little bit.
A little tighter than the watercolor sketches I’ve been making lately, but still a no plan gestural sketch.
An exultant rainbowed feline!