The smile made me think of the Blue Meanie (from the Yellow Submarine movie) in my sketch below. Upon reflection however, it the subject is simply enjoying the book she is reading.
Today’s watercolor experiment: I started today’s experiment with latex resist. The idea in mind was a reverse portrait with the features in white and the background, a dark color. Then it occurred to me that I could keep the face I drew in latex and superimpose another face with paint. I painted a stylized nose […]
Today’s watercolor experiment: Today I began by abstracting another painting of mine. This painting (Abstract 072415) was an abstract of one of my photos. This time I used colors that were complementary to the blocks of color in the original. I wanted clean boundaries, straight lines between different colors. I used masking tape to cover one […]
The study I planned for today was another rendition of my ‘Break’ watercolor. Yesterday’s painting was a realization of the important visual aspects of the photograph I took during my break at work the other day. There was much more drama in that composition than in the original painting, which I thought was just a […]
Today’s watercolor experiment: Process: Yesterday I was thinking about making the hands I paint more abstract. I started today with two Payne gray brushstrokes. The first one (on the left) was spot on. It had just the contour I wanted. The second one was a bit off, but not terribly. As with yesterday’s study, I incorporated […]
Yesterday’s experiment did not go as I planned. I am thrilled that some found it to be charming (my wife, and Jann at AustinDetails.me). I do appreciate that point of view, but my intention was not to portray ‘charming’, so in that respect, I could have done better. The axiom about getting back on the horse after you’ve […]