Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Delivering the Pumpkin

This became something different than it started out (the plan was for a much simpler background among other things).  The figure, for the most part, turned out okay.  However, I did not achieve the correct skin tone and then broke one of the cardinal rules of watercolor: I overworked it and went over it again and again (and gave the poor girl sunburn).  

No tube green was used for the trees in the background which is unusual for me.  I do tend to over rely on Sap Green and Deep Sap Green.  So to shake things up, I took up the Mind of Watercolor challenge and mixed my greens from various yellows and blues.  The end result was/is. . .encouraging.

                                   Watercolor, pen & ink on 140 lbs block 9x12

Friday, November 20, 2015

Saying Farewell to Fall

The trees have mostly lost all their leaves, so I am a bit late for a tribute to the fall foliage.  Here is a final farewell to fall.  Winter is coming. . .

A bit of pen and ink, a bit off calligraphy, and finish it up with a whole lotta water color.  I like the contrast of the vibrant orange watercolors and the dark ink.

                                                  Watercolor, pen & ink on paper

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Feed the Trees

Returning to an old subject matter just as the leaves were beginning to turn.  Mayhap not the best, but not the worst.

                                 Watercolor on 140 lbs paper 9x12