Sunday, August 31, 2008

Watercolor Sunday

A couple extreme watercolors - attempting to be more dramatic. Seem over-worked to me in person, but they look pretty good online.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Painting of the Week - Inniswood Herb Garden

Experimented with sketching with a Sharpie instead of a pencil -which means no erasing. I do like the graphic quality of the black lines. Makes it look more like an illustration. I like the right side of the painting with the tall bushes and the violet behind. I had problems under the big tree.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Pastel - Crestone Peaks, Colorado

Hard to photograph this one, it's 8" x 20". Too long for the scanner. Click pic for larger view.

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Monnett Garden

Went up to Delaware to meet friend Diane to paint outside last night. We met at the Monnett Garden across from the Arts Castle. Lots of flowers. She was painting in oils and I tried my hand at pastels. These are tiny - 3x5. Although we met at 6pm, the light changed fast and it was cloudy and we had to pack up about 8pm. Dusk is coming much quicker now....

Monday, August 11, 2008

Painted Pear

This is a watercolor, painted using the pastel pear as reference. It was alot harder to paint. I think I like the pastel better.

Friday, August 08, 2008

Pair of Pastel Pears

FINALLY. Back in the groove. This was a pear from the ancient pear tree at Red Bank. I took some photos with extreme lighting. Instead of printing these out, I used the photo on the computer screen and painted with pastels. I LOVE these. Maybe I will try using the same photos but use watercolor instead.

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Wednesday, August 06, 2008

Red Bank Boat Launch

Another frustrating evening painting. On a bright note, we were surrounded by about 30 mallard ducks (yes and a few Canada geese) who talked to us while we painted. There was also an ancient pear tree that was loaded with ripe fruit. Never saw a pear tree that large in my life. Hmmm. Guess I should have painted pears...