Hi Marsha, yes, the photo is a little dark. Thanks again!
Comments and critiques are welcomed and appreciated.
Hey Alex Is that an apple for the teacher ? It looks delicious Here are a couple of more back to school images
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Alex, The glazing really made it pop. now you have a lush apple for the teacher. nice job.
Fred, You have really got the back to school theme down. I love them all in your distinctive style.
well last night I actually sketched a bit and had a go at the proud little boy with his medal. I didn't really do him justice. in my sketchbook with 2b and dark pencil.
Jen C & C's always welcome
Alex and Marsha ~ Thanks so much for sharing your apple watercolors & teaching a bit about glazing. They turned out beautifully - exciting!
Jen ~ Good sketch of the boy with the medal. His expression is good & I esp. like his eyes!
Fred ~ Your "bears in School" are such fun paintings ~ what an imagination!
Comments and critiques are welcome.
Fred, love your bears at school. Great professor names.
Jen, glad to see your sketch. Good job on his stance and expression. The dark shading bring out the whites in his eyes and shirt.
Bonnie C & C most welcome / appreciated
Alex Your apples are terrific. Thanks for sharing the progression. The glazing really made it pop.
Marsha thanks for the glazing tips. I haven't worked in watercolor in a while and might give it a try.
Jen Nice sketch of the boy with the medal.
C&Cs always welcome
ALEX you did a grand job with the apple. the teacher will be very happy..... great job....
Jen love the expression with your sketch
Fred: School is always in session with you, you take us to places and make us learn things..... good job to you
Everyone: Thank you
Pastel Teachers' hands are usually chalk-full. (by Marsha Ross)
C & C Always Welcome
I was watching the finale of America's Got Talent one of my favorite shows, and was playing around with a sketch with water soluable graphite... here is my quick sketch of the One room school (sort of looks like a one room church.... but never the less....here is the quick sketch before water, then the second one with water. added the red door for interest.
Marsha, great graphite sketch of the one room school house. I can't decide which I prefer, the one without water is nice and crisp with high contrasts, the one with water is softer and more detailed. The addition of the red on the second one makes it pop. Both are very nice.
Hi everyone, here is my Mother waits at home. Many challenges for me with this one but good to try. This is done on suede paper, 6 x 8 with coloured pencil. I should add that her feet and head are too large for her body and her chin disappeared. I drew the body first and the photo was very small and I could not see it well enough so went on the computer and enlarged the photo to do the feet and head. So they ended up being too large. I may see if I can correct that but it is probably not possible. I did mostly want to do the pots but thought I should challenge myself and do a person. Not my favorite thing to do. I may do one of just the pots.
Thanks for the comments on my sketch.
Marsha, Nice job on the school house, I really like the addition of the red door and window.
Bonnie, well done on the painting of the lonely mum. It was such a small picture so the details were difficult but you did a great job. She might be a bit short in proportion but you have made a lovely painting.
Thank you Jen for your comments they are very much appreciated.
Marsha ~ Nice job of the one room schoolhouse - TWICE!! I also like the addition of the red in the second sketch. I bought new charcoal pencils & when trying them out, I was very disappointed they were not as dark or soft as I had wanted. Then I saw the tiny paintbrush logo stamped on the side! Last time I'll be shopping without my spectacles!! So now I have something new to try, ROFL
Bonnie ~ I was happy to see you did the "Mother Waits" photo. I also was attracted to it, but I can't see her well enough. Her brilliant clothing is real nice, as are the pots & flowers you portrayed. Nice job!
Nealey: ROLFL I have done that as well.... happy accidents.....
Bonnie: great job with the Mother Waits at Home.... you got some really good colors and i love what you did
with the barrels and water collector and flowers..... nice job....