Saturday, August 29, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
6x9" on handmade paper. Watercolor pencils and sepia ink.
Posted by MaryO at 4:11 PM
Sunday, August 16, 2009
In keeping with my latest attempt to simplify, simplify, simplify...here's my sketch for today. This is from a photo I took in the garden we had a few years ago. Wish I had these lovely things growing out there now. But I surprised myself by completing this all in one day..it usually takes me that long just to plan what I intend to do!
Watercolor pencils on (spongelike)handmade paper in 6x9 1/2 inch journal, which unfortunately doesn't scan very well, either.
Posted by MaryO at 1:33 PM
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Okay, this is one of the sources of the frustration I mentioned in the previous post. I wasn't going to post this, but at least you can see I was working on *something*!
I finally got the blossoms to an acceptable stage, but the background just would not cooperate in spite of (or because of) multiple glazes......and a mild expletive or two.
This is watercolor and WC pencils on hot pressed paper, 9x12".
LOL! I see I inadvertently left a tiny white spot beneath the upper blossom! Oh my...
Posted by MaryO at 7:32 PM
After a frustrating week of working on paintings that never seemed to come together, I went back to my journal and did some quick and easy drawings just to loosen up. This is a 6x9" journal containing handmade paper without too much sizing so it's difficult to add much watercolor, the paper sucks it up so quickly. I think I'll stick to this way of working for a little while.....
Posted by MaryO at 3:19 PM