Feb 10, 2011

Daughter in Heaven - Completed

Daughter in Heaven
watercolor & colored pencil  |  2011

The painting was created for someone who lost a child, it like many commissioned pieces, this was especially spiritual. Lots of prayer during the entire process until paint. I then just let it be without thought as to what I was doing. Kind of letting my hand do it's own thing.
I am anxious to see how the parent will respond to this painting, and it is my hope to share this as a print in the future. But I am leaving that up to the recipient. I will let you all know either way. :)

Feb 4, 2011

Raffle Winner!

The winner of this week's drawing is:
Nancy!!! a.k.a. Bronwenn

Congrats Nancy! 
Remember, if you didn't win this week, you might next week!


Feb 3, 2011

Lady of the Field - WIP

Always searching for a new technique.
Here I have printed the sketch onto watercolor paper. Interesting to say the least.

I pre-soaked the paper first and stretched it.

Ran it through the printer - fyi: make sure the background is TOTALLY blank of any "noise". It prints too then you have ink dots over the whole thing. So we'll see how it turns out with those. :/

Began to add paint...which the first layer didn't apply quite evenly. I don't know if the "spots" (we'll call them...where the paint sits in darker little spots) have to do with the paper and ink mixed, or if it's the paint. That's one of the Daniel Smith paints.

Once I started to add paint I realized I couldn't see my lines much any more. They're already faint as it is (the lighter the lines, the less ink bleeds).

I went back in with a colored pencil to bring back some of my more important lines.

Other than the dark watercolor spots I'm pleased so far as to how the paint is resting with the ink and how the colored pencil brought the sketch back to life.

I'm concerned with messing this up, but also know that if I don't just do it, I won't grow. :)

Feb 2, 2011

The Sun

"The Sun"
watercolor | colored pencil | 2011

Enjoying the Daniel Smith 238 Color Chart. Even included some of that iridescent paint. ;)