Monday, September 27, 2010

Watercolor Landscape

This is a watercolor I did last night.
George Inness is the best friend I never met.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Color/Study Comps

These little color/study comps are done mostly on the leftover strps of paper from a larger piece of arches paper. Arches tends to waste valuable surface area with the insistence of having the Arches name on not one corner but two corners of the paper. So after I cut away these areas I save the strips for these little paintings. You could probably line up 3 quarters and cover these paintings entirely. That should give you an idea of the size. They are fun to do simply out of boredom. But, once you start playing with them the boredom vanishes.
These little paintings are something I will probably never part with. The subtleties captured in them are inspirational to me.
No rules applied just intuition.
Here you can see part of the word aquareles in the tree to the left. Arches, if you're reading this, that imprint is annoying. lol. It really is.
How could I ever part with these?
Let me just be quiet. HA! the sun is square and it still looks beautiful.
I can feel the warmth. Opps I said I would be quiet.
I could never paint this on location. For me it has to be done from memory.

Autumn is here. I have to try and capture some of that.
Enjoy Friends

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Watercolor Tree Studies

This is a very cool light painting. To achieve this in watercolor is fairly easy. Lay in your local colorof the tree and the, while it is still wet, lay in your core shadow. To produce light,carefully add water to the side that the light is coming from and the white of the paper and the transparency of the color will do most of the work. Then adjust to your hearts content.

This is a slightly warmer painting. I added a red-orange mix to the lights using the same technique. Very small adjustments can create enormous shifts in mood.

Think of it this way...There is an ocean of possibilities in a single drop of water,