Thursday, August 27, 2009

Three Gulls Revised

I wasn't happy with the lack of legs on the gulls, so I added them. Now I think the piece is worse. Maybe I'm just focusing too much on the legs now. Oh well, can't win them all.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Three Gulls

Half sheet of cold pressed watercolor paper. I only used ink and watercolors. I wanted to keep this one simple.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

All Done

I have added the acrylics and the piece is now done.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Watercolor Done

The watercolor portion of my demo is done. next up...acrylics.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

background done

I'm still having trouble taking a good photo of my art. I'll have to try something new tomorrow. Anyway, I'm done with the background. Next up, the flowers.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Second Color added

I am having a difficult time getting a good photo. But here is the second coat of watercolors.

Monday, August 10, 2009

The Belles - WIP

Back by popular demand. My quirky art process so here is a WIP thread.

First I start with a photo that I have taken.

Then I play around with card board corners that I made until I find a composition that intrigues me.

Then I do a pencil sketch. Sometimes it will be really tight if I think it needs it. Usually it is pretty loose just to get the shapes and composition correct.

Then I add the ink. I use the dropper from the bottle top to apply the ink. While the ink is still wet I roll bottles through it, a stick, a mayonnaise jar top or what ever else I have handy.

Next is the first layer of watercolor. This is to start getting the flow of the piece don. General colors in place and start tying it together. I'll do about four watercolor layers.

I'll post more as I get more done.

Sunday, August 09, 2009

Mushroom update

And it gets bigger and bigger. I guess I should put something next to it for size reference.

Saturday, August 08, 2009

Charcoal Figure #1

Another quickie charcoal while I work out my next piece.

Thursday, August 06, 2009

Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Charcoal Man

The humidity is bad this week. Since it is taking forever for the watercolors to dry, and I don't want to be idle, I popped out this charcoal.

Tuesday, August 04, 2009

More color

A little further along. It takes forever to dry in this humidity. And I'm not motivated enough to pull out the hair dryer and speed things up.

I was hit up at wetcanvas to be a guide in the abstract/contemporary forum. Basically I act like a host. I also keep my eye out for trouble makers. So watch out troublemakers, I have my eye on you ;-[

Monday, August 03, 2009

And now for something completely different

Here is a cool looking mushroom growing in our yard. We decided to let it grow to see how big it gets.