Saturday, April 30, 2016

Wrapping up The WC Holiday




This is quite a change from the palm trees and waterways of Florida, but I wanted  to hold on to the holiday spirit a bit longer.  This is April Lake, about 8" x 6" and a mix of WC and pastels.  It's the view from my bedroom window.




I set up a WC station on the bar in my lower level and rather than paint some trumped up still life, I painted what was in front of me, the lower level seating area.  Interiors is 8" x 6" and very static and geometric.  I wasn't satisfied, so I painted the scene again.




This time I laid down dribbles and puddles, let them dry thoroughly and then went in with a gray pencil to add some structure.  The structure made me feel better about my lack of skill with WC.  I added enough dribbles and dabs to satisfy my sense of balance and called Interiors #2 a day.  My holiday with WC is over. Monday, back to the easel and the very seriious Venetian Technique in oils.  






7 comments:

  1. Love what you did with Interiors #2. I don't have that skill/imagination. If it doesn't suit first time....it's binned. Wow, I love that!

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  2. I sure love your "holiday with watercolors"....!

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  3. You don't lack of nothing...This is your watercolor style,so fine!!!

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  4. You know your watercolors are my favorite and what drew me to your blog!.. The jewel tone colors are rich!

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  5. Nice work on Interiors #2, Linda - so inviting. Your skill with watercolors is very wonderful and unique!

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  6. Love how you painted Interiors #2 - so full of life and color!
    Kathryn

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