Sunday, March 26, 2006

What I did this week (in my spare 5 minutes)

I had a commission peice to do, and it had been a while since I've painted in watercolor, so I did some practice peices. Many years ago, I took a short course in oriental watercolor techniques, and I have to admit its my favorite style of painting, although I don't do it much. I go through these fits and streaks. Last week it was just watercolor for me. I'm a better student than I am a teacher though, I've tried teaching this technique, and words fail me. Here are the practice peices, Wild Bamboo and Dragonflies.


Here's the commission peice.

8 comments:

cream said...

Looks idyllic, Lee!

DCveR said...

I wonder if I could afford comissioning a painting...

Michael Manning said...

Lee: I'm sharing this post on my Blog. How absolutely phenomenal. My brother once painted a watercolor piece of a horse at sunset for my late Cousin who had two horses. I know from my sister, who is an artist, that watercolor is the most difficult to work with. Still, it fascinates me mire than chalk! Beautiful!

Michael Manning said...

Lee: I'm sharing this post on my Blog. How absolutely phenomenal. My brother once painted a watercolor piece of a horse at sunset for my late Cousin who had two horses. I know from my sister, who is an artist, that watercolor is the most difficult to work with. Still, it fascinates me mire than chalk! Beautiful!

Rainypete said...

What absolute brilliance! I wish I could paint half as well as that! You just want to jump right into the picture and start relaxing.

Ale said...

Thanks for drawing my future house! where is my beach chair though!?

Guyana-Gyal said...

Ohhh, what an absolutely charming painting.

Caribbean Colors said...

TYTYTYTY all, I put it in the matt and it didn't look finished, so I made it pop out of the painting. The painting size is 12" x 16" in a 16" x 20" matt. I'm glad that I still have "the touch"

Ale, the chair is behind the laundry line, and the cabana boy is standing on it pinning out your panties.

DCver - I charge CHEAP! This is around $200 U.S.

I started painting in watercolor as a little girl (because the paints were cheap) and got pretty good by the time I was in high school. I won several regional youth art awards when in high school. In college I was a fine arts major, but back then you could only teach or starve with that degree, so I changed to technical illustration (before I quit college and got a job) more later...