Sunday, August 28, 2011

Another re-do, I didn't have the bouy at such an angle this time.  Plus I handled the water differently and the wave splash on the bouy too.  I also had a solid wash for most of the bottom part as well.  This image is 10 x 14 on 140 lb Utrecht w/c paper.   I believe a more successful image than the last attempt.

Monday, August 22, 2011

An image outside of the Apollo Victoria Theatre in London.  A 12 x 16 watercolor on 140 lb Utrecht paper.  I'm experimenting with a complete wash and then building on that foundation. 

Friday, August 12, 2011

A 10 x 8 on Utrecht 140 lb paper of Susan. Well I'm getting grief that this image doesn't look like her. Well as far as I am concerned, it doesn't matter. It doesn't have to. The main thing is does it work as a w/c painting, maybe it does. And maybe it doesn't. You narrow your vision if you only worry about a likeness. As with Picasso's Portrait of Gertrude Stein, there was no concern from him that it did not look like her. Not that I'm a big fan of Picasso but I did like that quote from him, "She will" look like the portrait.

Sunday, August 7, 2011

A 9 x 12 view in Paris on 140 lb Utrecht paper.  Looking off the Petie Pont bridge on the way to the Notre Dame I took a nice photo which produced a mediocre painting.  Look for this image again.