Monday, October 10, 2011

Couple of Watercolor Landscape Sketches

Brush and paint right now for me feel very foreign.  It's like I'm starting all over again due to the long spell I didn't do much painting.  I'm trying to "feel" my way back by painting simple loose watercolor sketches - primarily using a flat brush for a change rather than my normal round.  I'm finding myself timid with color values as well. 

Also playing with a bristle flat to soften edges and a fan brush for a little texturing.

The Langton 140lb Cold Press
Daniel Smith - Fr Ultramarine, Raw Sienna, Burnt Sienna, Burnt Umber, Sap Green and touch of Quin Rose in the second painting.

Saturday, October 8, 2011

Sand Dunes

Another forum challenge - painting sand dunes. 

No actual reference used but recalling sandy beaches in North Carolina

The Langton 140lb Cold Press
Daniel Smith - Raw Sienna, Bt Sienna, Cobalt + Cerulean Blue, Touch of Indigo, and Sand (or Buff - not sure what the name is)
1/2 inch Flat

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Seed Pods

This was for a forum challenge where we sketch seed pods using graphite.

Handbook journal - Med Graphite

It's amazing to me how dark one can go with the medium.

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