FINALW/C & Embellishments-California Dreaming

 FINALW/C & Embellishments-California Dreaming - student project

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...so in conclusion

The above images are my final watercolor images. I instagrammed the one on the left yesterday and got several likes, thank you friends... The one on the right is the scan of the painting. The instagram photo looked soft or out of focus. Neither image is true to the color of the paint in the original. 

In this painting I drew on the arches paper and I experimented with the blue/brown mix for the shadows rather than use a shade of the black. I was pleased with the results. I think I got a little heavy or dark in some areas but the more I practice with the formula I'm sure it will come to me.

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This piece was a practice piece for me. I usually paint in the 11x14 range and on lighter paper weight. The only HP watercolor block I had was 9x12...yikes,- the incredible shrinking woman. I knew that I would also need something to practice my embellishments on, so I went ahead and finished this painting up.

I had a glue pen that I purchased several months ago so I went ahead and practiced with it on the outfit. I didn't like the feel or the looks of the penstrokes on the watercolor paper.

It was at this point that I decided not to add any embellishment to the first  piece- just not feeling it for this painting.

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This morning I went into my studio with a mission, to create a painting that wanted Bling. And I think I did it. This piece is all out mixed media. The paper is stretched charcoal paper on it I used white gouache, watercolor ,Tomboy pens ,Pitt pens and the star of the show 2 tone glitter. I love it  because at different angles The color changes. Magical!

This was my 1st Skillshare class and I hope I have the opportunity to take more. I did feel a little lost but in the end found my way to to very interesting eyecandy. Thank you Class!

And Many Many thanks to you Dear Paperfashion you, my dear, are an inspiration to many-Keep up the GREAT work.

Projects hit my table the last few days and I don't know how much time I will have for painting. I will be wondering around here and there to take in some amazing art from all of my talented collegues-

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Cheers Dears

sheree


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So, I didn't really plan to post these watercolors today, but I had the time, so I practiced a bit.

I have one Arches HP pad but it is only 9x12. I drew the image I think I will submit as final on it.  I only have pads of cold press paper. on hand.  The 1st color sketch (above) was done on my sketch pad paper and it got me used to drawing MUCH smaller tha I am used to. The second sketch was a full out practice drawing. The pants that the model was wearing had metalic thead or sequins on them...I will most likely use this image to experiment with the "bling" eliment of the course. 

Back to the drawing board-

3/15/13

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On  any given day you will find me on a deserted Northern California Beach drawing and dreaming...