Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Palm Fronds in Watercolor

This is a recent painting that was inspired by a photo from my friend Lin Sons. She took a photo of these frilly palm fronds in her backyard. Thus, I named this piece "Lin's Palm".

This piece is done with my Layering/Pouring technique. It measures 23 x 30 inches and is framed in a gold metal frame. It can be seen in person at the Art and Antique Studio and Gallery on Highland Avenue in Melbourne, Florida.

I really loved the lines and shapes in this piece. I also had fun working with darker values, especially in the background where some of the flora is almost hidden with glazes of blue. Let me know what you think!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Mini Watercolor on Canvas - Beach Chairs

Watercolor on canvas is really fun. I did this little piece recently from a photo I took while at the beach last year.

Yes, this piece is layered (poured). I treat the canvas with Golden's White Absorbent Ground, several thin coats. Then I treat it just like I would any watercolor paper. The nice thing is that I can mask and dribble paint, and I can also easily lift! This little painting is now on my etsy shop.


Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Tossed Salad Won the Prize

This little painting is one that I created for last weekend's Brevard Watercolor Society SPLASH event. This piece was in a challenge - Paint your favorite recipe. Each painting was to be 11 x 14 inches, matted and accompanied by the artist's recipe. I dubbed this one, "Tossed Salad".
Well, not only did I win the voter's choice for this contest, I also sold the painting to a wonderful couple from our area. Lots of fun!