Friday, April 30, 2010

Tree Second Stage

So, stage two is going ok.  Am hoping my water value is not too strong.  The tree will be dominant so I am hoping it will have equal or slightly stronger values to over ride that.  This has been a rather loose begining and I am saving the large tree for last and glazing it to get the maximum of form.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Tree, first layer....the sky

Here is the first layer going on the tree picture....hope it is clear enough to see here.  Is very dreary here today again.  Just waiting and waiting for it to dry so I can remove the masking. 

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Penelope Cruz looking Sassy

I never put good old Penelope up for the blog. Did this about a year and a half ago.  Is from the 2007 Vogue Magazine.  Loved the dress and this window and could not resist trying it in watercolour. Is on Arches 156 lb HP and I will never again do another portrait this small  LOL......was like painting a Barbie head.   Is approx. 
11" x 14" and was a booger (pun not intended? ) to get her nose to stop looking witchy!  She is now hanging in my sister's diningroom.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

I Won a Painting by Vicki!

Here is a lovely butterfly watercolour (this is a  print) done by Vicki Greene, website "Garden of Weeden"
Vicki has a monthly giveaway and it is so much fun to watch folks win :)   She's a great blogger friend and I really love her watercolours.  She also does beautiful colour pencil pieces, this is one patient woman.  Please visit her blog and enjoy!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

The Bird is Finally Finished :)

It is finally done ...I will do a million things different on the next painting!  This one was a good workout for me.  Lots of things to bend my brain  lol  I still do not know what to title it.......I look at it and it says "Here's Looking At You"