Bamboo Forest Watercolor

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I just finished this one and I love how it turned out! It’s amazing what highlighting and shading can do. Without them, the bamboo would look like stripes. 🙂 Got another one I want to do and it involves experimenting with gouche. As always, feedback is welcome. 🙂

To see my other items, go to my gallery.

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Hot Mess Edition – Spray Crazy & Vinnie

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I dropped some paint, whipped out the spray bottle, and voila! A tree and river sort of. I like the looseness and colors but I think I can do better. So until then, I’ve deemed it a ‘hot mess.’ Any comments?

Since I have assaulted your eyeballs, I’ve put up a cute picture of my Vinnie for your viewing pleasure. 🙂

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Sketches in Nature – Watercolor

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Here’s a few sketches I did – just playing around. I was inspired by German artist Carsten Wieland. Continue reading

Hot Mess Edition – Wet on Wet Gone Awry – Do Not Try This at Home!

hotmessflowerskindaIf you rub your eyes vigorously and squint while tilting your head, you might be able to make out that these are supposed to be negative flowers. I don’t think wet on wet is the right technique for doing this. Gonna try dry on wet and bleed out the outer edges.

Happy painting!  — Carol

 

Seascape Experiment – Critiques Welcome

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I can’t decide if I like this one or not. The composition is awful I know. But I kinda like the colors and strokes. For the sea, I did a clear water wash over it to sort of blend the colors into the white areas giving it a softer look. I could make the sky look more like a sky but then that would be a different technique than the rest of the painting and that would look strange. I tried to be consistent.

Any thoughts? Critiques?