Tuesday, January 24, 2006

stage 2 and stage 3...

In this first picture, I primarily worked on the hair (darkened darks, lightened lights and then used a transparent wash of yellow ochre over all the hair), and I mixed a medium grey for the shadow areas on the face and white for the highlights and used some watered down crimson for the "red" areas on the face... I then used a light grey wash over all the face.

In the second picture, I used various strength pink washes from Titanium White and Crimson for the socks, sweater and low-lights in the pillow, a light wash of cobalt on the jeans... I darkened in the eye area with the blue, (just for shape) and did a couple of light washes with a flesh tone made from cadium yellow, raw sienna, crimson and white on the face.

Monday, January 23, 2006

Portrait of an artist's daughter....

I've started a new painting... a portrait of the kid. It'll be 16x20 and I am doing it in acrylic (yeah, acrylic). I started the underpainting (below) this weekend, using Liquitex Basics in raw and burnt sienna, and Windsor and Newton Galeria's Titanium White (so, translation: these company's cheapest grade paints) very thinly, very much like watercolor.... We'll see how it goes.

Thursday, January 19, 2006

wintah blues

"Morning Adirondak"

So, when does beach weather start up again?

Friday, January 06, 2006

More flamingoes

I really need to get in gear and finish this project... I've got several 'starts' of flamingoes and penguins but, nothing complete. I am determined to have them done and framed by Monday! For Christmas, I got my regular supply of brushes from my brother and some extra goodies... a couple of products which I have never tried before! One is Windsor and Newton Blending Medium for watercolor and the other is, (also W&N), Texture Medium for watercolor! I've never used anything but WATER and paint for watercolor, so I am excited to try these...

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Happy New Year!

If I thought Penguins were funky ... I started putting down some ideas for the Flamingo, these birds are pretty wild as well. Their funky chunky knees that bend both ways and the beak and legs that are both much longer than I had thought!