these paintings are about a year old. they are mixed media paintings that were done for an assignment. the figure drawings themselves were done from life.
so here is an oldie but goodie. i did this painting last year for a homework assignment and i feel it deserves to be shared. in all modesty, its one of my proudest works and one of my first watercolor paintings. i enjoy working with this medium because of the pressure it puts me in. watercolor only gives you a short window of time to adjust or rework for fear of the dreaded back-run/back-wash. its a defect when you lay a brush stroke down and the paint isnt wet or dry but just damp. the color will move away from the stroke in a irregular way and kinda ruin the painting (or totally make it better) you can see a small example of this in the flower at the bottom right corner where the orange meets the yellow. ive yet to do another portrait in watercolor but i plan on fitting it in my schedule again soon. ’till next post :)
so the last couple of days have been full of trial and error. i been painting this aluminum water bottle thing and i have finally reached an understanding of its form (as you can see in this image below :) unfortunately i cannot say the same about the poor little lemon. now the form of the bottle was easy to convey this time around (using horizontal brush strokes instead of the quicker vertical strokes) but i cant yet grasp the form of the lemon. the colors are somewhat satisfactory but i was having trouble figuring out which direction to lay my brush strokes down. also, i read this years edition of “Artist’s and Graphic Designer’s Market” and it made me realize that i cant lose my individuality. so, the grammar, vocabulary, and even spelling in my posts will most likely not be 100% correct, but, its all me :)