Monday, March 15, 2010

... and again

(6x8)
From being afraid to tackle this subject I've gone to thinking it's the best subject ever: it showcases my favorite complements and can be doen over and over with no drawing and no reference ... Although, if I want to get more realistic about I'll have to study some water surfaces to get effects that show both the reflected surface and the depths below.
But for right now, I'm just enjoying playing around.
Below are the two stages at which I stopped before proceeding to the finish, above.


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9 comments:

Gillian said...

That's so clever and your step-by-steps make it look simple. I'm sure it's not. Beautiful work. x

Cliff said...

L,

so glad to see you are posting again! Maybe I'll try the goldfish thing. Re: water effects, take a look at David dewey's chapter on that topic. I seem to remember you saying that you have his book. I think his instructions on water are very helpful.

Barbra Joan said...

Well, your on a roll Laura. Their looking so good. You'll soon be known as 'Queen of the Koi' lol!.

RHCarpenter said...

Really enjoying your koi series :) And it makes me happy to know that you are doing these with such happiness!

Carol said...

Looks great, Laura! Your watercolors are always so loose & fresh. I've had two workshops with David Daniels. He does wonderful pond and fish paintings.

AutumnLeaves said...

Gosh but those rocks add so much to these paintings. Love them all, Laura!

A Brush with Color said...

This is a riot--you are on a roll, Laura! I really love these. I think water is very difficult to paint--you're doing a great job, and keeping it all loose and beautiful at the same time.

Art with Liz said...

They are wonderful Laura, and you can see from these that you do love painting them!

JRonson said...

it's good to see the progress of the work, and the result is a mix of beautiful and shining colors, bravo !

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