Showing posts with label waterscape. Show all posts
Showing posts with label waterscape. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Sailboat at sunset tutorial

Just a quick demo on how I painted this sailboat at sunset. Colors used: Indian Yellow, Napthol Red, Alizarin Crimson, Royal Blue, Burnt Sienna and Brillant Orange and permenant ink First draw out your image and mask off your sun spot - dry.
I chose to use ink as a base to this painting applying it both directly and using it as a wash to add some shadows.
Next wet the entire sky area. Working around your sun spot start by adding a graduated wash of indian yellow from the bottom to about 3/4 the way up, then add in alizarin crimson, and at the top work in a band of royal blue letting it run down a little. DRY The sky is not holding the weight I need it to so I wen over it again using the same colors and technique. This time adding a band of brilliant orange along the bottom. Looking better but still not quite there. So lets dry and move on to another area so that I can come back and judge the values.
The sails were added using a mix of BS, brilliant orange and indian yellow. DRY I noticed that the sky still didn't have the imapct I was looking for so I had to go back and mask off the sails so that they weren't muddied if I brought the blue down so far.
Now all you have to do is go back and fine tune using the same colors you have on your pallet and a fine tip pen to strengthen some of the rigging.
Hope you enjoy. Feel free to ask any questions.

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

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Fingers and Fish


Well as a mom of 4 kids I often get inspired by watching them at their easle's. Well today we decided to give the old fingers a go round and see what we can come up with. I actually like alot of what is going on in this piece. The movement in the back water gives the illusion of other fish or seaweed moving around - I dont think this could have been created with a brush. Not the best "painting" but definatly a good basis for another one like it.