Mixin’ it Up

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.

3"x6" mixed media (acrylic, ink, colored pencil)

3"x6" mixed media (acrylic, ink, colored pencil)

Ol’ Jimi

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 :)