Posts Tagged ‘watercolor’
A newish watercolor sketch and a few process shots.
First step, pencil sketch (chicken scratch?)
Laying down watercolor paint. I purchased a new set of watercolors recently that I’ve been beyond happy with. Highly pigmented, affordable & in pans! I have a fairly strong dislike for watercolor paint in tubes.
More layers of paint.
A close up. I used a bit of colored pencil, the paper lends an interesting texture.
The final piece, approx 8.5″x11″
Goldfish in water[color]. Not sure if this is finished yet. Process photos after the jump.
I’m not ready to concede that it’s almost winter just quite yet — so here’s a new autumn landscape painting & a few photos of the piece while in progress. Read on to see more.
Last week I…..
Cut a bazillion sheets of wall decals…
And shipped them all out:
Bought some new tubes of watercolor paint. (I’m currently getting reacquainted):
Was the recipient of a pretty bouquet of flowers:
Also, I didn’t take photos but, I visited the open studios event at the Salmon Falls mill in Rollinsford, NH. I covet the artist spaces in these buildings – large windows, paint splatter floors – it reminds me of art school. There were many talented artists exhibiting this weekend & the building holds open studio events twice a year, more info at their website: millartists.com
Watercolor on coldpress paper. 6″x9″ish
I took a quick, last minute trip with my sister to New Orleans last week. The trip was rushed & we missed a connector flight out of D.C (which was what I would call.. a character building experience). Although I wasn’t there long & only really experienced a bit of the French Quarter – I was able to snap off a fair amount of photos.
After seeing Bourbon Street (where most of the Mardi Gras celebration centers around) on a Monday night, I can confirm that you could visit this area at any time of year & on any day of the week and still get your fill of the party atmosphere.
This set is a quick watercolor study inspired by a photo I snapped on Bourbon St during the day. The first photo was taken early evening (8pm-ish?) on Bourbon St.
I’ve been working on a few watercolor paintings inspired by the leaves changing here in New Hampshire. I’m working from photos that I’ve taken over the past few weeks – mostly from walking trails around the Seacoast area in NH. I’m planning on posting a few more photos from these trips in the next couple of days.
The leaf study painting above is watercolor on 7″x9″ cold press paper.