Monday, April 29, 2013

watercolor in process

I did the drawing some time ago.  A local pianist is posing on her piano.
Water color in process.  I misplaced the newspaper photo from which I did the original
drawing -- so making up some of it --I am using some colors from a WInslow Homer painting.

I have a larger version in oil in mind, so this might be a preliminary.

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

16 x 22 on 140 lb sheet of 22 x 30  Burnt umber, raw umber, lamp black and a #8 brush

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Three colors -raw umber, burnt umber and lamp black and 1 brush so far (Grumbacher 8) need to darken up a few places.  Almost there.

Wednesday, April 17, 2013

I'm not keeping the cold and damp feel of the original (no wonder he spent a good deal of time painting outdoors).

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

moving along -decided to use burnt umber  raw umber and lampblack

Monday, April 15, 2013

Sketching for a Watercolor

This photo of Childe Hassam
in his Boston studio about 1885 has fascinated me for the past year.  I've done several acrylic studies and am sketching it out 3x larger for a watercolor study. I want to practic with five grades of one or two colors (umbers)

Wednesday, April 3, 2013

I added an additional color wash to this, so re-post

Monday, April 1, 2013

moving along a bit more