Last week I hiked up Mt. Townsend in the Olympic mountains. While recovering at the top, I made this ink sketch of the awesome view.After I got back home, I added watercolor to the ink drawing.
Saturday, August 20, 2011
Tuesday, August 09, 2011
I attended a workshop by Robin Weiss at Knowles Studio in Poulsbo. Robin did a demo for us in which he emphasized finding a light subject and giving it a dark background so the subject "pops" out. I made the background dark, but I overdid it...it needs some variety.
Robin also pointed out that most of us need to use more water and more pigment, to create that juicy watercolor feel. I'm guilty of scrimping on the paint. Gotta loosen up. But overall it was a great day with my painting friends and I learned a lot. Really appreciated Robin's comments and suggestions.
Another treatment of the same subject, trying to loosen up.
Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Today I found the Tracyton Cemetery (didn't even know there was one until someone told me). It's a quiet, peaceful place, delightfully neglected, with tall fir trees and old gravestones scattered through the woods.