This one took me all night to do. The strange thing is, I’m not sure how I did it. I sat down and started painting. I was watching a tv series online and kept getting up to paint..watch some more..paint some more etc. I like this one but I never know what to do with grass or a large grassy area to make it interesting. Any ideas? Anyway, hope you likey 🙂
Experimenting with reflections. I’m finding that paper matters. I’ve been using Canson all this time and have been having a hard time with it drying quickly or not getting the blending or water to behave. I thought it was me until I bought Arches and everything seems to work better for me. Has anyone else noticed this?
This is a watercolor with a touch of illustration. I approached this with no real plan – I just knew that I wanted two rock shapes and went from there. Normally I would do the shading in watercolor but my fine line pens just came in and I wanted to use them. I can’t draw btw which is why my stuff is simple. 🙂
I’m very pleased with this one. I could probably give the mountain and stream a little more shape but other than that, I actually like it. I worked very hard at not being concerned about where objects started and stopped. I kept telling myself that it’s ok for a shoreline NOT to be defined but instead, let it bleed into the stream. I had to convince myself that a mountain or cliff does NOT have to always be brown even though it goes against every fibre of my being. Even painting a tree that’s leaning is extremely vexing for me because I have to have everything even and straight and the correct color. I have to actually work at being free and loose. Must be my personality type or something.
This painting captures the spirit of a made up place in the poverty-stricken people and sense of community in Lark Rise. Their physical world is much different but this painting reflects the noble character of its’ residents.