Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Practice, Practice, Practice

Today's watercolor studies

Spent the entire day yesterday, trying to get the correct color on  these prints.  The gentleman from HP helped me a great deal.
Oh, yes, it is all about practice.  I have ventured out into a different method of painting in watercolor. It's both scary and fun, in other words, very exciting.  So that being said, Happy Painting all my fellow bloggers.
Stationary cards or is it stationery oh well to lazy to check the correct spelling.  I have been printing and mounting these on blank cards.  Getting ready for next months show. 

Tuesday, March 11, 2014

East Islip Marina

East Islip Marina
Still working on these watercolor paintings.  Learning that the quality papers can take quite a beating before tossing it in the garbage.  It's all a learning experience.

Had to remove most of the color from the house.  Didn't quite work out the way I wanted it to, using the masking fluid, I made a mess of the windows and boat.   Just ordered the Daler Rowney masking fluid, it's what Robert Brindley uses and I just posted his on my side bar, love his work.
Working on 300lb. paper is another plus, watercolorist such as David Curtis are such great artist.  I have my friend Vic to thank for introducing me to there work.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Watercolor studies

Sweet Briar Farm
I have been working with watercolors this past week.  They are wonderful and challenging.  The first was painted on 300lb. arches , the second 140lb. arches rough.  My mistake was using masking fluid, never had much luck with that stuff.  So, it will be a do over for the first or I might just do an oil or an acrylic. I do love the composition on both of them.  Oh, well, Happy Painting everyone.

Monday, March 3, 2014

Short Beach

Short Beach 8x10 oil
Short Beach 18x24

These are two different paintings of the same location.  The first was started back November before the snow and completed in the studio.  I wanted to try a larger format, so the second is 18x24 oil on mdf board. The second is a wip.  Need to do a little more tweaking.

I have painted at this place so many times and each time  it has a different look.  So this is more of a study of atmospheric conditions.  It is nice working on a larger format.  Happy Painting everyone.