Sailboat in Marina - sketchbook
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Saturday I attended the Peninsula Art Association's Artist's Reception and Award Ceremony where I was thrilled to receive 2nd place in watercolor for my small Great Blue Heron painting.
Great Blue Heron #1, 5" x 5" watercolor
There are so many wonderful artist's here locally that I was truely surprised when I found out I had received this award. I couldn't be happier.
Tuesday, May 05, 2009
This is a painting I briefly talked about having started back in March on the 17th. Today after working on it awhile I see I'm starting to obsess about every little detail, so for now I'll stop.
This paper came from a block that had not been properly sized and watercolor is absorbed immediately... instead of throwing it away I decided I'd gesso the front and see if I couldn't be used that way. I think I'm finally getting the hang of it ... but need to remember that the paint doesn't sink in at all now ... making it easy to lift off.