Hello everyone. I've mia lately and have a lot of catching up to do here.
Marsha...The photo and drawing of the kid with is pants hanging down is too funny!
Fred...Your dragon at the dentist is awesome and I like how you painted the bad tooth brown lol. I also like your cool looking nebula and the rocket with the swing bad. You're so creative.
Jen..The photo of the troll/elf in your front yard has such a great face. I've never seen one so life like. I also really like your sunflower oil painting. Maybe you could paint a few ahead of time at your leasure and that way you can take your time and also be a step ahead of the game when you're asked to submit something for your art group. I also like your drawing of your friend. I don't have advice about drawing portraits as I really haven't done very many of them.
Sam..I hope your back is feeling better. Back pain can wear you down really quick.
Geri..I like your sketch done at the Jiffy Lube. I still haven't worked up the courage to draw in public. I also hope you feel better soon.
I did study of some grasses that I will post after I post my hello to everyone. It's just a reproduction of grasses that were in a watercolor study book I have. It took me a week of doing one piece of grass each morning. I'm working on a still life of two pears but won't have it done until probably Wed. as I have to have it scanned.
C&C's are welcome.
(No digital alterations please)
The grass study is just watercolor and brush on 9x12 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper.
Jen maybe not vincent but a damn good sunflower I like your sketch of the older lady I know she couldn't care less about earlobes
Fred Jitterbugging is the rage for dance bands I know you remember that
Marsha you have the best of everything Jazz club big bands.
I listen to Charlie Christian almost daily with Benny Goodman mostly Jazz for me now but I like all music
Geri great idea I am going to start carrying a sketch pad
Catherine it is good to see you posting again really nice WC I like the way you do grasses the flower is beautiful
Jim C&C welcomed
I noticed that you number your sketches. Not a bad idea. What is your goal?? Your grasses are great as all your wc sketches I am still envious.
C and C always welcomed
Thanks Geri. You could do this just as well as I can/do. Just handle your watercolor brush like a pencil and while your lines are still wet with the paint, add another color to blend in with them. Then while it's all still fairly wet, push the color here and there until you have it where you want it. Really, it's not hard at all. I number things in order to keep track of my progress, and in this case, because it's from someone elses work, it's to identify where the subject idea came from. It's also a reminder of past painting/drawing experiences as I view my art work the way a person would a photo album.
Thank you Jim. Watercolor can do all sorts of things. You can guide it or let it go where it feels like.
Kim T (Kim513)
C & C's always welcome
Thank you Kim and Jen. I love botanical studies. I can't wait for spring and all the new plants coming up.
"...good idea about stock piling fundraisers!! "
JEN - I didn't have that in mind in my comment but it IS a good idea. Maybe someone else mentioned it, or you read into my comment more than what was actually there. Perhaps it was your orig. idea and something made you think of it...hope you have fun stocking up your ptgs.. They each look fun. Each yr. does the theme change or could you paint ahead and do whatever you like?
Hi all , Jim man after my own heart I listen to the big bands on direct tv all day and sometimes listen to my cd's of the 30-50's era can't paint without music Now this is a quick pastel I call "plein air somewhere in the world" playing around with water ,credit card and alcohol 5x6 ( heaven forbid not the drinking kind )
Blue Ridge Mountains Art Center
Southern Appalachian Artists Guild
You are the busiest person on this site fred I completed this just in time to complement yours and say your somewhere is Idaho 1860 or thereabouts anyway mine is "Appaloosa "
Fred and Jim I love your paintings! I'm going to have to experiment more with scraping watercolor and start using my gouache paint to get effects like you have with the indian painting.