Saturday, February 20, 2010
This is a portrait of a fellow artist Karin Jurick. Her blog Different Strokes From Different Folks has been the leader in presenting painting challenges to other artists all over the country. As a thank you to Karin, over 100 fellow artists painted HER portrait as a thank you for all she does. Click the link for Different Strokes and you will see all the portraits. Thanks Karin!!!!
Friday, February 12, 2010
I'm participating in the February paint challenge where people from all over the country do a painting of a particular photograph. At one point I was trying to encompass the entire photograph, but then decided I didn't like it. So I'm only showing the part I like. Also, this was a new experiment for me to paint with gouache. Gouache is a translucent to opaque type watercolor material that can be layered. My first attempt with this medium was also a learning experience; this painting has many layers. It was a fun challenge, but I'm glad it's over.
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Obviously I was in a bright mood when I painted this. It's a full sheet transparent watercolor on paper. It's another painting that came out of my head with shapes and colors that reminded me of a brilliant fantasy garden. I'm currently reading "The Lovely Bones" and this may have triggered my imagination. It can be rotated in different directions, but I had 2 votes for this direction and decided to post it vertically.