|"Princeton Barn" - work in progress|
9" x 12"
(watercolor on aquabord)
I hope my American friends had a lovely long weekend. I began a new painting. This one measures 9" x 12" and is painted on aquabord. (of course) I've been studying some oil paintings by a fewcontemporary masters and trying to glean how they do what they do in terms of value, shape, color and temperature - particularly with landscape and foliage - and applying what I learn to my paintings. (easier said than done!) Obviously the media are completely different but the fundamentals are the same. Still, translating them into watercolor techniques is a challenge. But who doesn't like a challenge!? :)
In addition I've been pouring over Andrew Wyeth's work as well. I'm hoping to make significant improvements on my painting this year . . . we'll see how it goes.
In case you are interested, here are links to some of the work I've been viewing, it's just exceptional and inspiring:
Have a great week!