Using Form as Framework

July 16, 2015 § 2 Comments

This is a watercolor of my Mother holding my sister, Karlin.  My Mother’s form was not completed with detail, but instead was used a  stabilizing and supporting element surrounding the baby.  Notice how the arms and legs of the mother leads you into the area of focus; the child.


Watercolor Washes for the Drawing of Edie

February 22, 2014 § Leave a comment

ImageThis is the next stage in a drawing of Edie for Deviant Art; a show designed to bring attention to the wonderful nature of Pit Bulls and Rotties.  Here, I’ve created under layers of watercolor washes to the colored pencil that will come next.  You learn so much about the nature of the dog after drawing her.  I now see so clearly her loving personality through her eyes and the power of the dog by the shape of the skull under that fur.  Edie’s yin and yang face provides that balance we seek as we see the lights in the dark half and lights in the dark.  Still plugging away.  Next comes the colored pencil!!

Watercolor as a Drawing Medium

November 25, 2013 § 1 Comment

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I am returning to watercolor after many years to explore its use with colored pencil and ink.  So far, I am very excited as it has lent a vibrancy to my work that was lacking.  This is a piece completed some years ago.  If anyone has any tips of their own, please feel free to share!!

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