Saturday, August 28, 2010

47 - Colors

Another watercolor - This was a very challenging one.... Still working on my landscapes / waterscapes... Haven't decided weather this one was successful or not yet. This one's reference photo was thanks to the generous person who submitted it to wetcanvas' reference library. I think it would have taken much longer to do in oils but also would have been much easier technically. Still need to practice both landscapes and seascapes.

Friday, August 27, 2010

46- Bo

Bo Schembechler - This is the portrait that just kept going... I have decided I dislike commissions. When I paint something that someone else wants me to paint I don't look forward to painting as much. So with everything else going on in my life, the boyfriend getting diagnosed with recurring renal cell cancer (stage 4), the elderly couple I take care of from my church both going into the hospital (mulitple tiems), My youngest son graduating, my mom passing away, my youngest son going to has been a long 6 months. To be honest, I didn't start the commission right away. Didnt start it in December when asked. Actually started it around June (I know bad huh?) But things just kept happening so I kept putting off starting it...

I think he turned out ok. He is large (2' x 3'). The largest painting I've done to date. The gentleman it's for is very happy as is, so I am too.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

45- Rushing

#45 is another watercolor. From the same book as no 44. The first one with water. Painting water is a bit challenging... I think I got the look of the rocks ok, but the water I am not sure.

Monday, August 23, 2010

44- Winter Landscape

My 4th watercolor attempt and my 2nd watercolor landscape. Landscapes are not something I've done a bunch of, even in oil. But, I bought a book on painting watercolor and this was one of the projects... Sadly it didn't turn out as planned. I'm going to do more landscapes. You know what they say practice, practice, practice.