Wednesday, October 23, 2013
12 x 14
my second attempt and I am thinking I will try yet again. i am not quite getting what I want. this is a really dark almost black horse and i find white or light animals much easier to color. this paper is a soft or cold press which is not the rougher texture that i prefer. i know when i paint these really loose paintings that there is a thin line between what i want and just a watery mess. these are however really fun to create!
Sunday, October 20, 2013
11 x 14
I tried this painting a few weeks ago in gouache (see below). i was not happy with the results so I tried again with just the watercolor. much happier with this result. i do love color and it is hard to beat gouache for that deep rich color but i haven't yet mastered it yet.
Saturday, October 19, 2013
how much is that doggie in the window?
This painting is for Oxford-Lafayette Humane Society's annual fundraising art auction, Paws for Art. I donate a piece each year and have done so for many years now. The cat, Dammit Kitty, is a walk-up cat (dropped off as a kitten on the road by my house) and the pup, Boo Radley, is a recent acquisition to my farm from OLHS. Boo was one of a litter of many newborns dropped of at OLHS (with no mom). Fortunately, someone (an angel no doubt) took on the entire litter and kept them until they were 5 weeks old at which time OLHS put them up for adoption. There are so many and so willing few homes!
Sunday, October 13, 2013
Saturday, October 12, 2013
Watercolor & Gouach
Billy & Lilah
Watercolor & Gouache
Billy is part lab and part pit. A LabraPit or a PitAdor depending on the day or situation he finds himself in. Here he decided to round up Lilah then he had absolutely no idea what to do with her. He's looking to me for advice.