Sunday, February 15, 2009

Boys at the Pump


I changed my mind and decided to paint a different closeup view from my last posting's composition.

I decided to try Judy Treman's technique from "Building Brilliant Watercolors" for using a purple for an underpainting. I've always been a big fan of monochromatic painting, so its hard to move on to real color.

Then I started adding the local colors.

More color. I really like how the kids and the pump look at this point. I changed the navy sweatshirt to red to bring more attention to the kid.
But had to finish the background and the pump is a bit lost now, but the boys were to be the main focal point of the painting.

2 comments:

Nancy Van Blaricom said...

Hi Nancy. This is so nice. You've done a wonderful job on it and I love seeing the process.

I have checked you blog out almost daily and it was always opening to a post in December. Finally I clicked on your "an artist" title and it opened to this post. I was worried you might be ill. Glad to see it was only a tech thing.

Again, lovely painting.

Nartizt said...

Thanks Nancy,
Perhaps you bookmarked my blog in December so it is defaulting to that entry. Try clicking on An Artist again and bookmarking it there.

Thanks for the compliments. I haven't been doing too much creative but need to get in the studio more often!