Friday, March 29, 2013

"River Bend" Watercolor

 "River Bend" Original Watercolor by Michele Cooper
 Size: 8"x10"
Price: $125

Inspired by the return of clear skies, sunshine and shadows, I've been sketch hunting around our nearby rivers and rocks.

The second photo shows reference photos and my painting before adding the finishing touches. Sometimes it takes longer to decide on those that it does to paint the rest of the watercolor.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Painting rocks and water

 "In the Tyrol" by John Singer Sargent
Approx. 13"x20" watercolor and graphite

As you know, Sargent is my hero. This cascade may give you a clue as to why. The warm/cool and light/dark contrasts bring this watercolor to life. It's a great example of painting rocks in running water.

Friday, March 1, 2013

"Fresh Today at Pike Place Market"

"Fresh Today at Pike Place Market"
11x15" Original Watercolor by Michele Cooper

I painted this from sketches and video footage. I like being able to stop the action where it best fits the composition I have in mind.