Showing posts with label original watercolor. Show all posts
Showing posts with label original watercolor. Show all posts

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Country House ACEO

I am a little behind in my posting. This is one of the pieces I completed for the Christmas commission I received and haven't got around to getting up here yet. This aceo (art card edition and originals) is of a country farm in the fall. It measures 2.5 * 3.5 inch and was created on 140lb CP arches using artist grade watercolors. Hope you enjoy.

Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Limitations of cheap watercolor paper

My wonderful husband stuck a cheap watercolor set in my stocking this year. More for a travel kit than for any serious work but it made me realize how easy working with the right supplies can make your job, especially in watercolors. Inexpensive paper has no real absorbancy and your colors dont flow like they should so the style of painting has to reflect that. These few paintings were done in a direct painting style as this paper did not accept washes or glazes well. So here are a few of my attempts, hope you enjoy.

Friday, August 31, 2012

"Balance" Watercolor portrait aceo

Some of you have already sent your little ones off to school... we are doing the big count down to the first day of Kindergarden. YEAH!!! So while "B" is working on her school prep mom is sitting at her easle painting up a new aceo. This one features an african woman carrying her wares off to market. It measures 2.5 * 3.5 in watercolor on 140lb CP arches paper. Hope you enjoy.

Monday, October 3, 2011

2 new aceo's finished over the weekend

Avail for purchase

I bought some new paints last week and just couldnt wait to try them out.  Quin Gold *** Love this color and cant beleive that I have been living without this color for so long. :) and the other is Lapis Lazuli, the verdict is still out on this color. Although it does lend itself nicely to stone but still trying to come up with another use for this oddity.  These are 2 of the watercolors I fininished up this weekend. They are both ATC's measuring 2.5 * 3.5 inch and are painted on 140lb CP arches paper.
Hope you enjoy

Sunday, March 6, 2011

ATC - Namibian Boy

The little Namibian girl I painted up the other day looks like she needed a little company ;) so I would paint her up a friend. I just love this little guys expression of sucking in his bottom lip.
2.5 * 3.5 in
Watercolor on 140lb CP paper
$20.00 plus shipping

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

From my garden to yours

Good morning all. Well spring has definatly arrived here. It has been exceptionally warm and sunny, competing for the hot spot in the country and we are headed to a record breaker today. :) This little painting was done plein aire yesterday. The little sparrow would have been better but they dont hold still long enough to get a good sketch in. LOL Since putting up our feeders we have had blue jays, sparrows, chickadees, and a couple gross beaks show up. And of course when they do get very close I dont have my camera handy. Figures! ;)

Monday, January 4, 2010

Under Sea Dance

I apologize in advance to all the fish people out there. This painting was not so much an excersize in anatomy then it was on learning a new brush. My absolute favorite new brush. The angle shader. :) It can get into the nooks and crannies, it can produce wide strokes like my flats and fine dots like my liner but without having to switch brushes. YEAH Going to get another one that is designed for watercolor. This one is a little stiff.

Friday, January 1, 2010

Under the deep blue sea ACEO

Just playing around. Measuring 2.5 * 3.5 inches this watercolor offered alot of challenges. 1. Have done 3 acrylic pieces in a row and going from acrylic to watercolor is like re-teaching yourself how to paint. 2. The size- many year ago when I started to paint it was all very small sizes- as I didnt want to waste paper ;) but over the years i have learned that it is WAY easier to work washes on a large scale. Trying to get into all those tiny nooks and crannies are a big pain. See my clown painting in progress. LOL