Tuesday, December 09, 2008

catch up



(5x7)
Sorting through some watercolor paper I found this reference photo from Karin Jurick's Different Strokes from Different Folks--it's at least four weeks old, and I thought I had painted it, but turns out I hadn't! So I made a start today.
(5x7) This is the current Different Strokes challenge. I usually never use mask, but I took the precaution of applying some to the laces and lightstruck edges, becuase I want to be able to apply and manipulate washes without having to worry about these details. We'll see how it turns out; I find that when I use mask, it's always too obvious in the finished painting.
Finished paintings have to be posted 12/17, next Wednesday (and a new challenge will be posted that evening). Even though I've haven't yet posted to DSFDF, I do enjoy the reference photos ... when I remember to get to them.
(7x11) This month's Virtual Sketch Date is a quiet, snowy farm scene. To be finished by Saturday.
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6 comments:

Ruth said...

I love it when you do people.

laura said...

I wish I did them more often myself. I used to take a life drawing class in Pa., but have never been able to get with a group since ...

Sanghi said...

Good work! Keep it up!

Jennifer Lawson said...

Great shadow! I think shadows are my favorite thing to draw or paint.

laura said...

Dramatic shadows certainly seem to improve--or even make--a subject!

Elizabeth St. Hilaire Nelson said...

Laura, Thanks for taking the time to comment on my peacock collage! I appreciate your kind words. I really like seeing your sketches and then finished watercolors, I love to see the process!

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