Some Of My Favorite Art Sites
- Vicki Brevell
- Susan Carlin
- Sue Wiley
- Sue Nosler Gray
- Studio Zanne
- Rita Kirkman
- Rae Andrews Print Website
- Nancy Medina
- Nancy Brown
- Libby Peters Portraits
- Leslie Harrison Pastel artist
- Karin Jurick
- Joe Blanford
- Jo Castillo
- Janine Martens
- Donna Crosby
- Deanos Den
- Capitol Art Society
- Artists of Texas
- A Group Of Four
- A Day Not Wasted (painting challenges)
Friday, May 17, 2013
This will be the last one of the day, I am pooped.
I just made this up, but was floored to see I chose almost the same design format as the last post I did of trees.weird, it was not intentional.
That diagonal thrust with an area coming away from it in the foreground just excites me, and the high horizon level, always love that drama!
I am for the most part, an intuitive artist, I just let the design and colors come out of the brush, it is often a surprise to see my results.
Anyway, I do like this one, on many levels. The colors all work, the design is okay, and I managed to keep my whites, which I feel is the most important factor for a watercolorist.
This one is 14 x 20" unframed.
Just a little break from cottages, this one was a dance of brushstrokes and trying to give the illusion of space.
I hope you are not bored with these watrcolors, when I am on a roll, there is no stopping me, till I fall in a heap, exhausted.:)))
More to come I am sure, so beware!
This is a 14 x 16" watercolor on Arches paper.
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
As most of you know, I lived on Maui for many years. I was fortunate enough to revisit the island last month with a group of fellow friends and artists, so this one was appropriate.
We all sat at the river's edge and painted, although at the time I did a pastel (en plien air) of the scene (will post that another time).
If any of you have been to this simply magical place on Maui, you know that the water glistens and rages through valleys of rainforest plants and shrubery.
The respite of the wonderful rainforest is very welcome, especially to artists. It gets very humid at times.
I sat on a rock (very uncomfortable) to paint. Too old for this sort of thing.. Yikes, did I just say that?
Anyway, to get back to this painting, it began well in my studio, playful, free and spontaneous, but I started to lose my whites, guess I am watercolored out for today. :((
I had very different plans for it, especially the foreground areas, they were meant to be bleached out and white paper for the most part.
Back to the drawing board on that, oh well.
The trees (which were in real life, tinted with a gorgeous red fungus not harmful to the tree) and foliage was so thick and mostly dark in the rainforest, so I knew I wanted to get that part across to my viewers and make a total feature of the water.
I love doing water, it's all about what you leave out, which is a huge discipline for most of us.
Anyway, enjoy, hope it makes you feel cool at least. :))
This is a watrecolor on arches paper 14 x 20".
And this one I am happy with, third time 's a charm I guess.
The little house was in Giverny where Monet's Gardens are.
A charming little town, no wonder Monet loved it.
I made up the folliage areas, as it was actually on a road, and there was no gate at all, another small addition on my part.
This watercolor is 14 x 20" unframed.
Well folks, I have one more post for today yet, but it's still 'cooking' and I may still ruin it..Ugh! However I am enjoying the process and getting back into watercolor is a nice change from oils, acrylics and pastels.
As you can see everyone, I am back from tripping all over the world, at least for the rest of the year. I will post a few of my Spain trip pictures very soon.
I have a workshop to conduct this coming weekend, and even though I worked and taught exclusively in watercolor in Australia for over 30 years, I still run through some practice pianitngs prior to a workshop.
This one was first off the rank.
I love to leave a lot of whites with my watercolors, almost an illustrative effect.
This one is 14 x 20" unframed.
Although I was happy with this for the most part, I am still 'practicing'.
We all need to practice I think. It never stops really.
Hope you like this one, all inquiries are welcome.