Thursday, January 28, 2010

Painting I

Basket and Picnic Cloth
16"x20" - Oil


I met with my Painting I class earlier this week at the College of Charleston. This is my first attempt at an oil painting, and this is what I did so far. I loved painting in oil, but it is very different than my usual watercolor, and is taking a little effort getting used to. The instructor said we will further develop the paintings we worked on in class this week. We'll see...

Sunday, January 17, 2010

"Believe, Receive"

Watercolor crayon - 8.5" x 8.75"

I sketched this out in my sketchbook while we on vacation at Edisto Beach earlier this month. I colored with my Caran d'Ache watercolor crayons, then smoothed and blended colors using a wet brush. It is based on photos I took at a funeral we attended in the Fall.

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Ibises

Watercolor 15"x22"

A huge flock of ibises landed in my mother's back yard. Her yard edges onto marshland. I grabbed my camera and shot some photos from the back porch. This is the painting I came up with from those photos. I plan to frame it and hang it in the Charleston Artist Guild Gallery later this week!