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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Pumpkins - Welcome October!

How can you NOT love pumpkins?

Sometimes you just have to go for it and see what happens. One of the wonderful things about watercolor is the beautiful textures you can make. You just have to let go. I wasn't quite sure where I was going with the background except I was going to use mostly the colors I used on the pumpkins or darker version of the colors (burnt umber vs. raw umber) and I wanted it to be dark so the pumpkins would pop out. You might know that certain watercolor pigments act differently and the same color in another brand can act differently too. So the Sap green I used in the background left some interesting patterns and I'm currently using Senelier Cobalt blue instead of Winsor & Newton which I prefer. This blue is chalkier and seems more opaque which could be a good thing depending on what you're doing. As I was painting the b/g I kept thinking about collage paper like what Eric Carle makes and uses in his books. Anyway it was fun and if you approach your painting thinking shapes and filling those shapes with color/textures, it could be a great learning experience!

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Monday, September 13, 2010

A baby and a baby fairy

The reference is from the All Media Events weekend event on Wetcanvas. I felt like drawing and then I decided to use my drawing to stretch my illustration muscles and turned her into a baby fairy.


Monday, September 06, 2010

Illustration Friday - Dessert

I had a couple of ideas for this topic one typical, one risque and then I settled for this cute one of my cat. She loves her treats.

Sunday, September 05, 2010

Still Life with Lemons - Acrylic

This is an acrylic painting I did for the All Media Events Weekend Drawing Event (WDE) on Wetcanvas and I volunteered to host this weekend so this is from my reference.

8 x 10 on canvas board.  I just posted it in my Etsy shop here along with a bunch of watercolors and prints.

Thursday, September 02, 2010

Missouri Watercolor Society Invitational Show

I just found out that my painting Button Pusher (22 x 15) won an honorable mention at the Missouri Watercolor Society Invitational Show in Columbia, MO.  It's kind of exciting!