Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Watercolors

Sand-Beach-Sketch-200908I've always had mixed feelings about painting in acrylics outside-- I don't enjoy painting small, it's tough to carry around all of the supplies you need to some cliff edge or beach, and the paints dry too fast when the weather is sunny. But I have really enjoyed painting with watercolors on a sketchpad this year. In the past I haven't felt that the "shorthand" of sketching in watercolors serves me well when doing a final acrylic painting. But this year I feel like I am seeing a bit better my goals in a particular painting by rendering it live in watercolor first.

Sand-Beach-Boulder-Sketch-2

2 comments:

lifeasasketch said...

I love this one! Happy trees!

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kestrelart said...

nice simple clear style