I have the privilege of being friends with the owners of these two very beautiful shelties. =) They're just gorgeous hunks of fur and they don't jump or slobber on me when I visit. Thanks Don & Jeanne. I'm showing them off for you.
Sunday, October 12, 2008
This is my latest watercolor painted on a 9 x 12 piece of Aquaboard (fka Clayboard Textured). This was my first time using it and I liked it. It's different from watercolor paper because the paint doesn't really soak in so you also have to be careful when layering because you can lift paint. The benefit of that is that if you have to correct something...it's much more forgiving than regular watercolor paper. I'll bet you can't even tell where I had to lift and correct! The other feature I like about this board is that it is a "board" and it's about 1/8" thick. You're supposed to be able to seal this with spray and frame without glass. We'll see...
Wednesday, October 08, 2008
I took the day off from work today and painted with my friend, John. ;) He encouraged me to try my hand at copying this William Bouguereau painting (first photo). I'm asking myself why I haven't attempted this before. I'm really pleased with the result and it was also a great exercise. I don't normally go quite this dark but what a dramatic effect. My version is watercolor and measures 11 x 7.5.