Monday, June 17, 2013

first go ...

Looking through my reference photos to make a few smallish pictures to donate to a raffle next month to help out one of my high school English teachers who is very ill. He was just out of college when I was in HS, and for many years directed the school play ... being involved with which was the only entertainment here in the winters back then. I never tried out for a part; I painted scenery ... and thus had entree to the nightly parties.
I think I'll have to do these both over.
The one of the three girls on heavier paper: this is 90lb., which I thought would be okay because my idea was to "get it" in two washes. Next time, I think I'll give the middle girl a left arm! (She's probably holding her nose!)
The one of the two sunbathers (which is from Daily Paintworks challenges) doesn't feel lightstruck enough to me: next time I'll try leaving more white and maybe using hotter colors in the shadows.


Joyfulartist said...

I love the jumping girls, it's so lively! I like the missing left arm, it begs for explanation, a story. Especially since you can't see what they are jumping into.

Polly Birchall said...

What a lovely thing to do.

irinapictures said...

Amazing watercolors, I am sorry I turned into slow blogger and my visits are so rare. What a pleasure to slowly scroll down your blog page!!!

Barbara Muir said...

Love these and the discussion of how you're working. So cool!

XO Barbara


sun bathers are great the composition of the 3 swimming