Trying something different with this one. It kinda reminds me of 20s stained glass for some reason.
I liked my Gulls on the Pier so much that I decided to turn it into a triptych. These are on the Arches coldpress paper and I’m excited to see how they will turn out. I got the idea from a series of three watercolors that I purchased in Italy of the Italian countryside. They were tiny, tall, and skinny so I framed them in huge frames to make them fit onto an entire wall.
I’ve had several people inquire about purchasing artwork from me, so I’m in the process of figuring out how to make that happen. I’ll be redoing my website so I can have an online store. Please let me know what kind of pieces you would like to see there!
I’ll keep you updated on my progress.
I got some Pebeo Drawing Gum last time I was at Rhino Art company. I’ve been dying to figure out how to use it with my artwork. I outlined the work in the drawing gum to keep the watercolor outlines as straight as possible. I wasn’t able to get the lines as straight as I would have liked because it’s so hot here that the fan I had running kept drying out the gum as soon as it touched the paper. I really only had one shot at laying it down.
Birds that are white always cause an issue for me because I’m not sure how to make them interesting. Since there is no much color on the bird, you have to make the picture interesting by adding color in the background.
Anyways, I would love your feedback!
Another version of my Gulls on the Pier. I wanted to see what it would look like with the drawing gum technique around the edge of the background. I don’t love the water or the shading as much as the first one, but I wanted to see what it would look like before I tried it out on nicer paper.
I’m thinking of doing a ‘gulls sitting on stuff’ series. I don’t know why, but it’s so amusing to me to go to the beach and see gulls sitting on every single possible surface. They are very versatile creatures. 🙂
I’m doing a watercolor for my niece for Christmas. She’s a huge fan of goldfinches and she’s getting into art, so I thought that she would like a watercolor of goldfinches for Christmas. I’m not done yet, but here is the inked portion.
I’ve done it on Arches cold-press paper and this is in the first time I’ve tried to use microns on it. The ink didn’t absorb into the paper as much as I would have liked, so I had to go over the lines several times. I think I’ll increase the size of the pens I use next time.
I’ll keep you posted once I’ve applied the watercolor.
Next in my series of hummers using my new technique, here is an Allen’s. I did this one slightly different and tried going back in once it was partially dried and added some more color since it felt a little flat. I’m not sure if I like it better or not. Thoughts?
I’m trying to see if I can create a different feel by doing this a quick brush technique without sketching it first and then inking in the details based on how the watercolor turns out.
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