Jen, the wetness and colors on the driveway are beautiful, as is the feeling of boyhood exuberance over splashing around in the rain. I like your three pigs drawing, too. Their ears are awfully cute!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Jen, your Curly One puddle jumping is great. The reflections really make the water and you can feel his excitement of playing in the rain. I agree with Karen that the rain seems to disappear on the right side, probably because of the lighter background there. This is certainly a summer fun painting. Love your three little pigs. The shading really brings out their plump little bodies and you have developed such cute faces.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Geri, thank you for your comments on the sailboats. So glad to see your back, just wasn't the same without you.
Jen - Curly One looks like he's having so much fun. You really captured his expression of sheer joy. Excellent work. Your pig sketch is super. Those little guys make me giggle.
Jen I think when you finish the curly one you might have to fight his mom for it. It is coming along real well.
When pigs are at that age they always look like they have a curious expression to their face. I think that you have captured that very well. Nice sketch.
C and C always welcomed
I travelled by coach on my break and sketched as often as I could through the window......rained a lot and passed many a wind farm en route. Our windmills are white yours look grey.
Anyway the light was fascinating..bright sunshine and then curtains of rain. The scanner has made the greyish sky more blue than in the original.
8" x 5" on very heavy Bockingford paper. Watercolour
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feel free to make constructive c/c...no digital alterations please
Hello everyone I'm new to the site and my contribution is inspired by a picture of a summer day I bring in the curious user wetcanvas website.
Sarah, so pleased for you that you got to go on your paddle-wheel boat excursion. I particularly love the painting you've posted from your trip. When I took a bus tour during a trip to England several years ago, the fields were strips and squares of different colors, just like what you've shown. Plus, the rain is a wonderful effect.
Joseph, welcome to our group! What a beautiful painting of the man with a surfboard. What medium is this created in? The textured lines are lovely. Thank you, too, for your very generous comment on my painting of a blues musician.
Sarah, you must have enjoyed such a lovely trip. Your watercolour has captured the bright light and rain. I like the cluster of spruce in the foreground, and the rolling hills.
Joseph, welcome to the forum. Very nice to see your work. The surf looks great and the touch of yellow is also very eye catching. Look forward to seeing more of your work.
I worked on a sketch of the sun flower. I feel it needs another leaf at the bottom instead of the dark leaf stems. This was done with a mechanical pencil in my sketch book 8.5 x 11".
Bonnie, what a wonderful botanical drawing with beautiful contrasts in values. I love that you included the bud in this drawing, as it is so interesting-looking artistically.
Thanks to Alex and Bonnie and hello to Joseph.
Joseph... a well depicted grey day for surfing...am I wrong, as I don't know much about surfing, but is the board a bit on the short side?
Bonnie, especially like the way you have drawn the bud of the sunflower.....I hope to have a try at this one.
Sarah thank you for your comment and I added a little shadow on her neck close to the hairline if it is what you were referring to.
Comment and critique are welcome
Sarah - Beautiful atmospheric painting of the windmills. (Our windmills are white also - GE 2.5 MW) I really like how the watercolor wash give the appearance of rain. Wonderful painting and memory sparker of your trip.
Joseph - Welcome to the group! Your painting of the surfer is exceptional. The reflection on the wet sand is very well done as is the breaking surf. Great Job!!! What medium did you use?
Bonnie - Your pencil drawing of the sunflower is GREAT!!! I especially like the details of closed bud. The only thing that I think would tie this together is a bit more detail/shading on the lower leaf - not much, so that it takes away from the bud. Very Nicely Done!!!
Thank you Alex and Sarah for your comments. The bud is interesting, had not realized that about them until I started to draw it and really look at it. Hope you give it a try Sarah, I may try it in paint if time allows.
Pastel pencils on Pastel paper. Great pictures, I got inspired. I told my husband I did this for him, so he liked it of course. LOL. Second picture I've done in pastels. Do you think I am getting better. I did that yellow lilly flower last month and wet it down with water for the back ground and the paper was not pastel paper. Any hints or comments will be great.