Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Week #8

Paul says I tend to place my objects right in the middle of the format, and that I need to think about pushing something forward, cropping things, or moving something back. He's right.
I do like to center simple objects- it's a way of glorifying a mundane object.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Week #7

This is a small one, about 3" x 3", and I'm pretty happy with how this one came out. I like the limited palette, and how the cobalt blue drops into the texture of the rough watercolor paper.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Week #6

This week I tried to focus on loose strokes to indicate shapes instead of getting into details. First I did a small, 3" x 5" rough on a watercolor block:

Then I tried it again using a half sheet of stretched watercolor paper:
I'm not in love with either of these. The rough seems to have more value range and better color impact, but I like the bits of cool in the glass of the second painting. The crayons aren't nearly as intense in color as they should be. 
Onward.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Week #5

This one was really fun to do because there was a lot of wet into wet as a foundation. I really like the 'bloom' that rises up behind the buildings. There's an ongoing argument between Paul and I: he thinks I need to add foliage to the lower half, and I like it left with more abstract brushstrokes. Feel free to weigh in.