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Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Path to Indiana's Fall - step-by-step









watercolor 11 x 15

A few weeks ago I won a merchandise award with the Illinois Watercolor Society's member's show. One of the things that I won was a block of Stephen Quiller's 300# paper. This is a block by Jack Richeson. This is a new size for me and I thought I would try some new techniques. Who says that all watercolors have to be soft, light and transparent. I love a lot of the work by the oil painters on Facebook so I thought why not try to see if I could catch that look in watercolor. I have 4 in this series so far. I am trying to catch the textures of the foliage.
The colors are not as true to the painting. I have a new computer and a new program for photos. So until I know what I am doing...enjoy.

6 comments:

Prabal said...

Actually this is awesomely beautiful.. I enjoyed the WIP pictures too.

Kathy said...

Hi Prabal. thanks for your comments. The painting has more orange in it. I may try to play with my new computer and program and see if I can get it right. Now I am working another. Keep watching and I will keep painting.
:)

pc said...

Hi Kathy,
This is truly inspirational stuff !. waiting for next in line...

Kathy said...

pc, these are really different for me. I am having fun but I spend most of my time squinting so they are a little tough on the eyes to paint. I will take a break and do a looser one next...keep coming back and thanks for your comment.

meera said...

beautiful colors! It has a nice loose tight combination! look forward to more.

Kathy said...

meera..I like that. Loose and tight. Good. This is a pretty time of year here in Indiana. Even thought it is a gloomy day here today, there are pretty shade of gray in the clouds and the trees of orange look great against it. Hummmm sounds like a painting to me.