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In Art Watercolor Gallery, Paintings in process, Wild Things on March 12, 2013 at 6:17 pm

'RA' 1000

 

‘RA’    watercolor aceo c/12/2013

I recently received a request to show progressive images of a painting in progress. So here it is and if you just scroll down you can see how one of my paintings comes together.

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sketch 300_0001

 

I sketch my subject with a #5H pencil and use a 3B to darken parts so that I can see the image on my light table. This is a 2.5 x 3.5 size.

 

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Coyote on my light table. I like to be able to adjust proportions if I need with out any erasure. Even light erasure will affect how the paint lays on the paper. I like it nice and clean.

drawing 300

 

On the light table I place the sketch and the watercolor paper over. I lightly trace the image onto the aceo blank using a 5H pencil. I like to keep the lines as invisible as I can.

 

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I paint definitive areas very lightly usually with a pastel color so that I can see how the image is developing. I am using a #@, #4, #6 brushes. Sometimes I will use just one hugh brush with a nice point.

 

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I just keep adding layers of color. Because I was recording this process I had to let the painting dry each time I scanned. Most often I paint right through without letting anything dry. Of course parts will dry and I come back to them. I’m usually not thinking about this but just doing the art. I don’t stop to answer the phone because it changes the outcome to let it dry.

 

3  300

 

Adding more layers of color and details. I am working from light to dark. Darks don’t see the paper until the very end.

 

'RA' 1000

 

Fini

 

 

cats

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on March 10, 2013 at 2:34 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2013

watercolor aceo 3/2013

I watched a big, beautiful bobcat streak through my land in the snow. It occurred to me that all cats look pretty much alike. Some are very large and some are very small but they all behave like cats.

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the white

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Wolves on March 9, 2013 at 2:20 pm
watercolor aceo c3/2013

watercolor aceo c3/2013

Yesterday was very much a snow day. About 8 inches had fallen, it was still snowing and it was foggy. Everything was white. The dogs and I went for a walk. It was so still and so white. In the woods beside us coyotes watched us. I couldn’t see them, but the dogs had ‘mohawks’ and were very wary. Even though the coyotes are grey and brown they were totally cloaked by the snowy scene. It was as though the white had swallowed us all….me, dogs, coyotes. Very trippy.

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illusion

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Things with Feathers, Wild Things on March 6, 2013 at 3:27 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2013

watercolor aceo 3/2013

This morning I looked at this posting by Soul Writings and did not see an owl in full flight with wings out stretched. What I saw was the face of an owl peering down from above. When I studied the image more closely I saw the owl that was in flight. Funny how the mind picks up things that way. So this is my imagination painting.

gaia’s tears

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Two Spirits, Wolves on March 5, 2013 at 5:10 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2013

watercolor aceo 3/2013

Goddess of the earth cries for her children’s folly.

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tangerine

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on March 4, 2013 at 5:52 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2012

watercolor aceo 3/2012

Today was sunny here on the mountain. I looked over the rim and saw that big puffy clouds were hiding the city of San Bernardino far below. It was like being  on an airplane looking out the window. Or I could have been in an illustration depicting heaven. Sitting on the clouds with angels and a white bearded GOD. It was very beautiful.

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hasenpfeffer

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Zenkats on March 2, 2013 at 4:43 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2013

watercolor aceo 3/2013

Contemplating procurement of the main ingredient for the rabbit stew.

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the bride

In Art Watercolor Gallery, Painted Ponies, Two Spirits on March 1, 2013 at 12:21 pm
watercolor aceo 3/2013

watercolor aceo 3/2013

How sweet to lay my cheek to your neck and breathe in your scent of running.

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