Visual Art is a beautiful language using the elements of art. It is universally spoken and invites the view into the artists world. A painter and art instructor for many years, I also enjoy writing, nature, family and friends. Take a peek into my studio; see what is on the easel, read my thoughts and tips, explore how faith, art, and life converge. The world of art is fun, challenging, exhausting and renewing all at the same time!
I am finally able to use my new studio space! It has been several weeks - moving, unpacking, getting settled, starting a new semester at work... just very busy. But finally, I'm getting my brushes wet - and here's a new little watercolor landscape. Look below and see how I progressed through each stage to a finished small painting.
Matted in white and ready to frame in 8x10" frame (Please add $10.00 shipping in the US, IL residents please add 8.25% sales tax)
Here are its various stages of development:
First marks of color - adding wet into wet ultramarine blue with some violet
Starting to faintly lay in the edges of trees - also wet into wet.
Progressing - looking more like a landscape. Trying to establish more contrasts in value.
Putting in some foreground - while building the middle ground. And working with greens; pushing the values back and forth - trying to achieve a good green without being too blue or too yellow or too bright green!
Just about done! Adjusting values. Adding the suggestion of flowers in the foreground. Ready for matting and to find its new home!
It's been a rather long resettlement process! I've gotten moved and finally, today, I'm back online - its taken nearly a month to move and get all systems up and running. The day after my move was complete, I started back to work in the new semester, so its been hectic and very disorganized. I'm happy to be back, though. And while I finish getting my studio functional (I've worked a lot on that task today), I'm posting some work from awhile back. It's still available, and I would love to find its permanent home! Perhaps it could come to your home!
Swedish Birches, 7x10" Oil pastel on illustration board