Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Intertwined - a new watercolor

Okay, a new painting..."Intertwined". This piece will be showing at the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery for the months of September and October.
The masking on this painting was pretty intensive; there was a ton of detail. I have to admit that I love getting lost in the mechanics of producing a work like this. This piece is painted on a half sheet (15 x 20 inches) Arches 140 lb. cold press and was created with my layering technique (see older posts for details on the process).

I hope you enjoy it. Let me know what you think and thanks for your patience between posts. Now that I am in school, it takes much longer to produce my paintings. I have just started another piece on canvas, a landscape. I'll post it as soon as I complete it.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

ShellABration - watercolor on canvas

Yeah! Another eight by eight inch watercolor on canvas painted for the Art and Antique Studio's ART of Eights Project. This is such a fun little art project to be involved with. You can find out more on their website: http://artandantiquestudio.com/ArtOfEightImages.htm
I have completed a few of these little gems and they really are fun. I have sold a couple of paintings through this project and the exhibit looks so nice as all the paintings, although in very different styles of the different artists, all of the paintings are the exact same size and shape.

I love painting watercolor on canvas. It's such a nice experience to feel the "bounce" and life of the canvas under my brushes.

This piece was done with my Layering Technique explained in previous posts. My husband dubbed it, "Shell-A-Bration". The sunny colors make it feel like a celebration.
I love hearing from you. Let me know what you think!

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Birds of a Feather - watercolor

Have you seen this piece yet? It ended up as a half sheet painting, but it started as a full sheet. After completing the painting, I realized there was just too much in the background. I found that by using two white mat corners I could test cropping options and ended up cropping it to this as the final piece. It is framed in a simple gold frame with a white mat.

The birds were really fun to paint! They each had such character and the colors that resulted from the layering technique were surprisingly pretty.

I named this piece, "Birds of a Feather".