Saturday, March 6, 2010
I really don't have much to say about this style of painting because it is pretty simple to do. It starts with a pencil sketch over which I draw with a waterproof fine line marker. Once the ink is dry I erase all the pencils lines and then just color inside the lines with watercolor. It is basically like coloring in a coloring book.
When I look back over previous posts the days that have the most commentary are the ones where I was either depressing about my lack of artistic skills and vision or I had accomplished something amazing with my art.
These ink and wash paintings don't have those highs and lows to them because the technique is totally predicable. I know when I start what the final result will be so in a way I guess I find them kind of boring and uninteresting to create even though I like the way they look.
Friday, March 5, 2010
Thursday, March 4, 2010
This was a scene in Montana I believe that I liked. I have to admit though that I am not having as much fun creating these paintings as I was with the acrylic. They don't inspire me the way the other mediums did. I am going to continue on with it though because I think that it will be a good learning experience.
Wednesday, March 3, 2010
This is a scene from Macaulay Point in Esquimalt, BC looking towards downtown Victoria, BC. I was trying to make the sky look slightly cloudy but the ink lines in the sky are distracting and look like birds or something. Next time I would leave them out.
Tuesday, March 2, 2010
Went for a walk in the park today and saw this wonderful weeping willow tree. It was such a bright yellow green color that I had to paint it.
I was showing someone the paintings from my blog today. She isn't an artist or even a patron of the arts so she has a completely different viewpoint on what she finds appealing. Most of the paintings that I hated she loved. I wonder what she sees when she looks at the paintings that I don't see?
Monday, March 1, 2010
I am very unsure with this new style of painting. I found myself procrastinating all night because I didn't know what to paint or how to do it. I am finding this very hard and it is sucking the inspiration and motivation right out of me. Luckily I know by now that this just means that I am really stretching outside of my comfort zone. I know that this is just another type of artist's block to push through.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Another cherry tree lined street. It was hard separating the foreground tree from the background cherry trees. I not really sure how I could have done it differently to really show that separation.