Andrea was our model today. This is largish 18×24 largely painted alla prima which means first strike. I came prepared to draw and paint in a smaller sketchbook a 10×18 Superaquabee.
I liked the pose so much decided to go bigger. So first break I ran around getting larger paper together. George Dawnay gave me a piece of 90# Bristol paper to start over on. Thank goodness.
All I had were my waterbrushes which would NOT begin to cover that big piece of paper. Robert kindly loaned me his wonderful winsor Newton Series 7 brushes. They are now on my I need list!!
It was like painting on a thinner piece of hot press paper.
Al actually said it looked like a watercolor should. Be still my heart.
This was after the second break. I only painted on this about an hour. It needs more work on the background or not. We shall see.
The pencil sketch went much faster the second time around.
I washed her with cad yellow and cad red mixed. Then I used mostly Quin magenta and inathrodone blue on her for the shadows. A bit of Quin coral for cheeks. Hair Quin sienna Quin burnt sienna and inathrodone blue.
This was the smaller version I did in my 10×18 Superaquabee which loves watercolor. I never quite finished this one.