Sunday, January 12, 2014
Saturday, January 11, 2014
|Wild and Crazy , 7"x5", watercolor on paper|
Tuesday, January 7, 2014
Monday, January 6, 2014
Saturday, January 4, 2014
|Sebastian, 7"x5", Watercolor on Paper|
Friday, January 3, 2014
|Miss Moo, 7"x5", watercolor on 140# paper|
Most watercolor artists will tell you that black and white are the hardest to paint 'by the rules' which are - no pure black paint - you have to get it by mixing other colors, and no white paint - the whites have to be the white of the paper. I follow the no black paint rule most of the time, but the white rule is much harder. I decided a while back that it isn't worth my time to stress on that one - now I use white gouache or casein when I need to. That gives me much more flexibility when I am doing a quick painting like this one. I don't think Miss Moo minds at all!
|Shop Dog, 7"x5", Watercolor on Paper|
I'm afraid his face is a little more squished in this 7"x5" format - he has a big square head, and for this view, I probably should have used a square paper. But I love this guy's look, and I'll probably do him again!
Wednesday, January 1, 2014
|Chi-Chi, Shelter Pet, 7"x5", Watercolor|
All paintings I do of shelter pets for January 2014's "30 paintings in 30 days" Challenge will go to help support shelter pets.