Great paintings your're posting, it is hard to keep up. INice to see that Bennie and Ruthie came back to earth, to rescue their family.
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Hi all, Thank you Claudia, as you can see I love to paint and and put on paper or canvas my thoughts before I forget to do what I started. and since some of my paintings have to do with space.
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Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
After some household excavating, I found my box of tube watercolors AND an Etch-A-Sketch! I have spent 2 weeks and half a pad of WC paper confounded by watercolors. I pick up a brush and my brains fly out the window. WC is so different than Acrylics. I love WCs that portray light. Here is my feeble attempt.
6" x 9" cold pressed WC pad
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Fred ~ Thanks for the info on how you got your lovely textures. What do you use for the surface? Your bears outside the caves is a good composition. I like that the bears are close up. You zoomed into the center of interest - nice!
Fred, another interesting space painting. You must look at the ESA or NASA images for inspiration. Aren't they glorious?
Nealey, a beautiful watercolor of cherry tomatoes. I love the delicacy of it and your use of subtle unexpected colors.
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Fred your space drawings are nice. This one looks like an iris and pupil to me.
Have you ever thought that the earth could be a nucleus with its electrons orbiting around it and that it is just a part of a greater mass??. Just something to ponder.
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Wow Nealey I wish after two weeks of painting my stuff would look like that. The white highlights are great and your darks didn't get muddy and a great plain but interesting background.
Just remember you can' force WC to do something it doesn't want to do. You can only suggest and hope it takes the right direction...
Hi all, Nealey, terrific job on the cherry tomatoes and I use 140# cp paper for most of my watercolors. Geri you know i often thought of that, could be that we are a chunk of wood and the almighty wood sculpture shaves a bit of us off after every time the world becomes a little lopsided. Anyway this is Somewhere in the Universe 2 pastel 8x10
Alex, Geri and Fred ~ Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on my Cherry Tomatoes. I have a lot to learn - watercolor is NOT my comfort zone, I'll tell ya! I am finding that walking away frequently helps to see it fresh. Makes hubby happy - food gets cooked, clothes get washed!
The first 2 are sketches from my porch. 3rd is junk cars I found in the area.
Nealey who is the turkey hunter you or hubby?
Your ink drawings are nice. glad to have someone else on here doing them. Do you ever check out the pen and ink forum in wet canvas.
I usually use a regular ballpoint in my sketchbook. You can very the width and intensity of the line by the amount of pressure you put on it. I also use blue as well as black ink.
Fred, your Universe pictures are so colorful. I like the colors on the last one alot . The yellow Planet looks very three-dimensional. I like the highlights you put in and the darker edges
Nealey, I think your watercolor skills are very good. The green tomatoes with the light on them and the stem, beautiful.
I'm Super impressed by your sketches. The keys are my favorite.
Fred, the roundness and dimension/depth of the ball shapes in the center of your space pictures is beautifully shown.
Nealey, lovely pen drawings. The keys are my favorite, too. With the pen drawing of the cherry tomatoes, it was a little difficult for my eye and brain to process what I was seeing and know what I was looking at without the title.
The one suggestion I might offer on your watercolor of the cherry tomatoes (and bear in mind I'm not capable of painting anything nearly as nice) is that you could consider adding a little more "volume" to the couple of tomatoes that don't have shading instead of presenting them in flat colors. Having said that, I acknowledge that some very famous artists whose work I love painted round three-dimensional shapes in just that way!
Jen C & C's always welcome