Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Sunday, May 27, 2007

More Flowers

I painted this on Strathmore Cold-Press 140lb paper. I felt like painting a small grouping of flowers surrounded by a haze of purple and green. This came out a little pale, lighter in effect than I intended, but I feel that I could build off of the idea in the future. This painting is only 6x9", and I'm dying to try something larger.

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mountain Town

Small watercolor scanned from my sketchbook. I tried painting the sunset as naturally as I could, but I really should have stopped while I was ahead... At some point, the sky had a nice orange glow, but I threw in too much purple. Also, there's a patch in the trees that got muddied when I added a dark green to the wash. Shame.


Poppies 6" x 9" painted on Strathmore CP paper.

Edit: I was inspired by Monet's Poppy fields to do something with a bold red against a cool green. I just recently learned a good way to draw poppies realistically by breaking them down into circles and cones so that they resemble little cups.


Sunflowers 6"x6", painted on Strathmore CP