I wasn’t worried about the accuracy of the drawing at all, I was just trying to see the difference between pushing my values and colors with gouache versus watercolor. The top one is gouache and the taped one is watercolor. #josephstoddard
Month: February 2019
Joseph Stoddard is an artist I admire. I recently ordered his book, and I’ve enjoyed pushing color as I copy his work. These are studies, just for learning purpose. The first one is gouache. The other two are watercolor. #josephstoddard. #gouache. #watercolor
San Diego, CA.
I participated in Urban Sketchers San Diego Sketch Crawl today, via Google maps! One is watercolor on Arches cold press 140 lb paper, and the other on on gessoed paper. k
The Amaryllis in its final days is very interesting to paint. Gouache on watercolor paper.
Painting on watercolor hot press primed with gesso
When it’s too cold to go outside, open the refrigerator and find something to paint. BEETS! This started with a quick gestural sketch. My first pass was watercolor. Then I decided it needed gouache. I was much happier using the gouache. The perk of the gesso surface was I could wipe and lift areas.
My initial thought was a yellow ochre and grey background.
Vlad Yeliseyev is a master watercolorist. I really love his work. I think these pictures are from a workshop he taught in FL. Again, he stresses the value studies. Someday I hope to take a workshop with him. His students rave about what a great instructor he is. The study I did shows my iPad I used for his image. I changed the study a little because I was drawing from his photograph.
It was a grilled cheese sandwich kind of a rainy cold day. My sweet husband fixed lunch today, and I couldn’t resist the opportunity to sketch it. He ate, I talked and sketched, then ate. Funny how I’m just not hungry when there’s a chance to sketch! My diet plan for 2019? Sound like a win/win!
The top painting is from Chien Chung Wei, Venetian Night. Chein has a step by step demo on Facebook, which made it a little easier to do. Emphasis on LITTLE!
Seamless Expressions blog, which is excellent, has Stephen Berry’s workshop notes I read over and over again. Chein suggests to learn from a master, so I figure he’s the man!