Friday, March 25, 2011

Guest Presentation

Demonstration Painting (section)
15x22" Original Watercolor

This is the right half of my demonstration for Stanwood Camano Arts Guild Wednesday night.

I painted on a half sheet of 200# Saunders Waterford with a limited palette of raw sienna, burnt sienna, ultramarine blue, cerulean blue and permanent rose. I first painted the entire sky wet in wet. Although I had a second sheet of paper with the sky already dry, it was still a challenge to paint and talk in 40 minutes. The trees in the left half of the painting were too wet to put in the dry brush effects I wanted at the end.

There are a few more corrections I want to do. When I paint them in, I'll post the results of the whole painting.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Tree and Carrot Figure

Two more demonstrations of liquid pencil drawing on Arches 140# paper.

I love the expressiveness of the liquid pencil. It's a lot like watercolor, but allows the darks to stay where you paint them wet into wet without spreading.

I used a sumi brush to further enhance the spontaneous feel of the drawing.

Liquid Pencil

Class Demo on Arches 140# paper

I've discovered a fun, new tool for my studio sketch kit. It's Derivan Liquid Pencil.

Made in Australia, it's a liquid graphite formula that looks like pencil when dry, but paints like water color. You can even erase it like pencil when dry.

I use the rewettable formula. In comes in this little bottle that I used for my demonstration in class recently.

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Watercolor Sprouts

Watercolor Sprouts
8"x10" Original Watercolor

Finally got a chance to work in the studio just for myself today.

These Brussels sprouts survived class long enough for me to paint them, too.