Thursday, May 11, 2017
Sunday, May 7, 2017
|Tulips Revised, Watercolor & Crayon.|
Approximately 18 x 22 inches
Anyhow, I had this out for a show, and it was bugging me, so I went back in with some Van Dyck Brown to enrich and deepen the background. And, if you ask me it looks better cropped down.
Look at the previous version and tell me what you think.....
Tuesday, April 4, 2017
|No. 3--Redbud Branch. Watercolor.|
Approximately 15 inches square.
One of the things I like most is how the trees provide such a burst of color, but when you get up close, the blooms are tiny clusters. Barely there. When there are a lot of trees they look like a ribbon of color.
A note about brushes. My very favorite brush at the moment in an Isabey 1 inch flat pure kolinsky sable. I use it 99% of the time, and for some reason, they appear to not be available anywhere....hmmm. I took my brush on a field trip last week (see here) and hadn't put it back yet--so instead, I did this painting with a squirrel mop brush. I'm a loose painter to begin with, and going to a mop brush forces me even looser. It's fun.
Quin Burnt Orange, Quin red, and Indanthrone blue on Fabriano 300 lb rough watercolor paper.