Discussion in 'The Creative Corner' started by snowbear, Jan 10, 2020.
I hope to get something put up over the weekend. I love seeing everyone's creative sides coming out!
Story of my life.. I mean, my art. Yes, story of my art...
Yep - maybe not the irises, but something. I'll look through my Flickrs.
Here's one I did where "one more thing" backfired on me. I started this one with the thought of practicing gradual coloring and shadow with the oil pastels in these tall grasses, and built a little landscape around those lines.
Then I thought a human figure would be a good "one more thing" and I always need people practice. I put the person in the wrong place and now the thing looks crowded, off balance and icky. I had decided to add her when I was almost done, and didn't want to scrape away the tall right side grasses that I liked, so I crammed her in on the left.
Bad move. Looks terrible.
But I do like the grass! I took a close up: lots of layering here, it got thick and yummy with texture. Too bad I screwed up the rest of it.
I like her location. Great scene! Yes that grass is killer.
I tried another cherry tree. This one using the splatter technique. Been working on my branches. These are better than last time but should have left some spaces. Had to use a little white acrylic paint since I didn’t have any white watercolor or gauche.
Well, I appreciate that, but you know how it is. Once you've decided something's more or less crap, it's hard to see it otherwise.
Your cherry tree is kicking! I like the acrylic paint idea. It stands out and pushes those reds - wonderful to look at. I did something similar once but it was virtually all white, I'll hunt it down.
You should be tickled with this one!
I’m super happy with the shapes in this one but colors, amount of paint/water and layering still have a long way to go. I’m struggling to keep it loose since I don’t have the skill to go for a detailed look but then I start tweaking the “loose” version and end up with something that is not loose enough to be loose. Still I’m totally surprised at how much I’m enjoying watercolors.
OK, I quit. You folks are really showing me up.
Well, maybe I'll go a little longer. I'm trying to watercolor a variation of the Maryland State Flower, the Black-Eyed Susan.
cmw3_d40_4735 by Charlie Wrenn, on Flickr.
I'm going to post this one in stages. That will commit me to finishing and not tossing it (unless a certain kitty decides to surf over it) so sometime tomorrow for any additional progress.
#1 - Putting in some of the blue (and green) background. For giggles I put table salt on those areas to try and break it up. The results are mixed.
#2 - Sketching in the flower areas. I'm not sketching with pencil as I pre-wet the paper and tried to stretch it a little. We'll see how that works out.
Good morning. I didn't find any footprints on the paper so it's good so far.
#3 - I started layering in more color and definition to the flowers and adding some extremely dilute blue into the background. I don't really care for the salt effect, except maybe top-right; probably just used too much in some areas. The brown in this kit (Crayola kid's eight color pans) is too red, so I mixed in a touch of green.
I wouldn't say terrible. A little heavy to one side, but still something to admire.
You're very kind!
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