Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Rose hips

When I go for a walk, I always bring with me a camera so that if I see something worth painting I can immediately take pictures. A week ago while we were walking and passing in one of the streets where we live, I saw these rose hips and the next thing I did was to click my camera. I used one of the photographs as reference for this painting.

This painting is my third try on Fabriano Artistico white watercolor paper. I tried to be loose here and without pencil sketch. I am beginning to like the paper, and I am planning to buy more loose sheets for future use.
I'm doing these try-outs because I'm looking for another paper which I can alternate with what I am using at the moment.

Saturday, September 27, 2014

Orange bell pepper

Last week, I bought Fabriano Artistico white watercolor paper because I wanted to try it, and it was on sale. This bell pepper is my first try, but at this time I could not say if I like the paper. In this painting, I did the underpainting in wet in wet while the glazings in dry in wet. In my next try, I'll paint in a loose technique which is my prepared style.
Have a good and relaxing weekend to all of you.

Monday, September 22, 2014

Portrait of an Asian lady

Last month I challenged myself again to do a portrait from photograph. I decided to try an Asian feature face. I shelved the painting for a while, and last week I showed it to the members of my painting club. Their verdict: it is a very good try. And now I am showing the painting here.
This is in watercolor and it measures 19.5x24 cm (7.75x9.5 inches).

Friday, September 12, 2014

three roses

We are just back from our long vacation in some cities in Eastern Europe. Since our vacation time is over, now I will try to start painting again and visit all your blogs.

I made this card-size painting last August and gave it as a greeting card to our nice neighbor. It is in watercolor. I used here a pallete knife and a small brush. May you all have a nice weekend.