Day 47 of the #jyportraitchallenge.Another watercolor I like. Getting to be a pattern. Hurrah!! She actually said she was done today.
Forgot to take process pics again. Too busy painting. Sorry!!
Quin scarlet and azo orange w dabs of the purple color background (why not spread the joy around?!) used for her hair otherwise Mary Whytes palette colors.
The purple on the background is a combo of ultramarine and perylene maroon a lovely combo. Painted w a Mary Whyte fav a cats paw, #10 Charles Reid kolinsky sable (both brushes at Cityart in Columbia, SC @cityartsc ) and 1/2” Robert Simons synthetic flat, arches 140 cp 9×12”.
I actually took this out on our wet back deck to photograph when the rain let up. You get more accurate color photos on an over cast day or so they say. The great debate was on as to whether it was done. I decided it was.
Nature does not hurry and yet everything is accomplished. (Lao Tzu) is the theme of this painting.
Margaret xoxoxox who had enough excitemnt for today. Lol.
Matthew Birds realistic still life. While I like the looks I am not fond of all the masking and layering. I kept making mistakes and having to start over. My fault not his of course.
Attempt #3 was best. I kept my lights on most of the apricots. The rock looks good. Background wash might need another layer. Last.
Three looks much better in person. I saved almost all the lights on the fruit but the iPhone flattened them out darn it.
Attempt number 2 screwed up the darks on the front of the stone. Painted it all alizarin. Oops off to a bad start from the first. Fabriano 300# cold press. Background washes hmm does it need more? I do like the bluey black.
Attempt #1 140 fluid cold press paper. Not great for lots of washes. What was I thinking using a 140 for all those layers of washes?! Will probably finish it sooner or later. Someone will want it.
Still think they need more background washes. Might just mix up some green alizarin and indigo and give them two layers but I do like the blue shining thru the back. Really pretty in person.
Best of all. Those Dynasty faux squirrel reservoir brushes. Have had them for a couple of years and never use them. They worked great for those endless lines on the bowl. I loaded the 12 once and did ALL THE LINES WITH IT and the hearts too. Who would have thought??
But NO I promised I would bake a chocolate pound cake for book club which is today not next Tuesday. Did I say I used up all the eggs yesterday duh. So off to the store. I always end up with a few cupcakes because my pan is only ten cups and the recipe is for a 12 cup pan. A delicious side benefit right?!
Margaret who will post the cake tomorrow after it’s out of the oven. The hubby pronounced those cupcakes perfect. Almost like a cheesecake.