Sunday, May 31, 2009

Everyday Matters Challenge #220 The Moon

This is the first night time painting I have done. I had to research pictures on the internet to see what the colors were at night. The different photos showed various blues, purples, black, yellow, orange, but not always in the same picture as I have done here. Everything except the black mountains and plain were done with watercolor pencils. The mountains and plains I did with opaque watercolor to save time. I love saguaro cactus and this seemed like a good picture to put one in. This was done on 9x12 sketch paper.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Everyday Matters Challenge #223 Favorite Sound

My favorite sound is a violin. I have one and play it occasionally. Somethings it sounds wonderful, sometimes it sounds like its in pain. But nevertheless, it is still my favorite sound. This was done with pen and watercolor 9x12 on sketch paper. The violin is next to a red curtain. The watercolor was produced with watercolor pencils.

Everyday Matters Challenge #224 A Pitcher

This pitcher was a Christmas present to me from my husband several years ago. He saw me drooling over it at the store and surprised me with it. It is a solid white pitcher with acorn and leaf design. This painting was done with pencil and watercolor (which was produced with watercolor pencils) 9x12 on sketch paper. I thought that blue shadows would show off the acorn and leaf design more colorfully than gray shadows. Blue is my favorite color so this was extra fun to do. I really am enjoying the opportunity to get more experience in drawing and watercolor.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Everyday Matters Challenge #225- something sticky

This was an interesting challenge-draw something sticky. I have never done anything like this before, but the challenge sounded like fun. From my shelf I picked two sticky interesting shaped bottles of syrup and molasses. The tea cup was added to give the picture some contrast and interest. This was a lot easier and more fun than I thought it would be. The picture was done with pen and watercolor on 9x12 sketch paper . The watercolor was done with watercolor pencils- a new medium for me. They make watercolor for small pictures easier for me.