Saturday, February 6, 2010

"Wishful Thinking"
16"x12"

This is one of the very first watercolors I did - and I still like it as one of my best. I tried to incorporate some of the lessons learned like the water - assisted vertical paint flow and the mingling of various colors for the skin. I should try to do it again and see whether I can improve on the technique - and if I can replicate that lucky water flow!! BTW, that is a hand mirror being held in her hand...tough to tell for some ...(guess I really do need to improve my technique :) ) ...oh, and yeah, the brownish-red round detail at the bottom is not part of her abdomen but a flask sitting at her side. :) Perhaps I should have painted it green the color it actually was!

4 comments:

  1. I really like this one too, beautiful palette and handling....way way better than my early wor. This should be in your upcoming show, but don't sell it!

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  2. Thanks, Nick! Thanks for the support and comments - always appreciated.

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  3. Great, excellent, work ! Congratulations !
    I love your contrasts and use of color.

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  4. Thanks, Catherine - It must have been beginner's luck!!!

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