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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Pastel Landscapes

This South Carolina landscape is one of three that I have used pastels to create.  This is a new medium for me.  I am attracted to the style of M. Katherine Hurley who paints beautiful atmospheric pastels and oils.  After buying her DVD I tried to capture the feeling of some scenery in South Carolina.

This was the first one that I did.  I'm not sure if I'm getting it!

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Harbor Fun

"Harbor Fun" is another watercolor of my popular style of painting random marks, shapes, textures, and splashes followed by discovering a scene to emphasize.

Some of it makes sense and parts of it are pure fantasy.  That's what makes its fun!

Friday, September 2, 2011

Bright Peony

"Bright Peony" glows with color because I painted it with many, many glazes.  I used three watercolor colors: yellow, quinacridone orange (I think) and ultramarine blue.  Each color was applied separately in a very light wash and left to dry.  Then I added the next color, again in a very light wash and left to dry.  Then, I added the final (ultramarine blue) very lightly and dried.  I continued to paint these colors in rotation for probably a total of 20 times or more. 

This painting is about 15" X 15" and will look lovely with a silver chrome frame.