Sunday, July 24, 2011
Sea Shell Watercolor
HI, here is a little sea shell painting. I've just started it today. I know I need to darken the shadows some and I thought I might add some rice paper in places on the painting just for fun. I'll tear it and glue it to the watercolor painting.. I'll show you when I do it. I used some Daniel Smith paints for some of the shadows in the shell, this is Luna Black and it's granulated. Which is great for sandy things!
On my walk, yesterday, I picked this Sensitive Fern. It was growing in a ditch bank and so beautiful..It's super simple study, just wet the paper without drawing the fern just where I think the fern would be and let viridian green, thalo blue, and cadmium yellow flow into it.. I did add a touch of burnt umber with the viridian to make it more olive. This was while I was on the phone and it's just a little study.Do you sometimes just need to paint? I love to feel the paint brush in my hand!
The weather here is hot and hazy and humid! Wishing for some rain to cool things down a bit. Have a lazy- but cool-- Sunday. Talk to you soon,Diana