Another try at creating a dog with pen and watercolor. Better than yesterday's painting but still not right. I don't know if I tomorrow I will try again or if I will move on to something else. I only have 15 more days with the ink and wash and I will be glad to be done with it. I liked some of the paintings I created but for the most part I was not inspired by this medium.
Friday, May 21, 2010
I really liked yesterday's painting so I thought that today I would attempt to improve the technique or at least duplicate the effect. I finally had to admit defeat on this one because I just couldn't make it work.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
I like the way this one turned out. I used the pen to create the reflection in the water and to sketch in the direction of the fur. I then used washes of blue and dark brown for the black parts fo the dog and light blue and light brown for the shadow areas on the white parts.
Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Last of the cow paintings. I think I will move on to other black and white animals like Border Collies and tuxedo cats. That's the plan tonight. Things may change completely by the time I sit down to paint tomorrow. I could be having my morning coffee and suddenly be struck with the inspiration for a completely different subject. Only tomorrow will tell for sure.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
This one is so simple but I really like it. Maybe I like it because I can remember being very small and watching the cows come home for the nightly feeding. They would follow the same path every night in single file. The path they took remained visible on the side of the hill decades after the last cow had been sold.