Sunday, April 11, 2010

ART IN APRIL

Somewhere in the Canary Islands done for Virtual Paint-out.  This painting,  I used only watercolors -- and it was HARD.  I was just itching to get my pen out and outline here and there, but with much discipline I resisted.



 Somewhere in North Wales.  I based it on a photo we took a good number of years ago.  It was a bit ambitious so I had to simplify the scene.  The water was actually green, not as you see here.  Guess I missed that color. Below is the original photo.  You will probably see little comparison, but I am posting the real photo in case any of my friends from Wales can identify it.  It was taken from a bridge on a busy road somewhere on the Llyn Peninsula I believe.



A beautiful little place and I would love to go back again.  But where is it?
 

A yearling lamb -- not new born, he's too fat.  Probably make some good lamb dish!
This is an ATC  (2 1/2 x 3 1/2 inches) Watercolor with a touch of pen here and there.

 

Carlsbad Beach.  Another ATC but just a pen and ink sketch done while sitting in the car waiting for MOTH to finish his long walk. I added the color washes later. Those are supposed to be brown pelicans which are quite numerous here and often fly in threes.  Have to try doing them again.  I couldn't remember quite what they looked like.  So this is definitely not my best, but in the interests of honesty...here it is.

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11 comments:

Gillian said...

Nice work, Chris. I can't help you with the place in Wales I'm afraid - a tricky scene to paint so hats off to you.
I'm with you about that feeling you want to add pen work- I often feel like that about my stuff when I'm out of my comfort zone. You could always do a high res scan so you have the original and then add penwork. LOL

AutumnLeaves said...

Fabulous pieces, all of them, Chris. I especially like the dashboard in the bottom piece. I've done a similar painting and still think it is a cool idea. Also love those moss covered cobbles up there!

Murilo S Romeiro said...

Congratulations for very nice watercolours. I am a fan of The Virtual Paintout and I'm loving see the others artists paintings.
Best regards,
Murilo
:o)

The Weaver of Grass said...

Like that sketch of the Lleyn Peninsular Chris, but cannot say where it is although I go to that part of the world quite often.

Cherdecor said...

You have been a busy painter! Very nice pictures.

Jose said...

Your first painting, I was going to say "How cool, the roof look like hills." lol As always I like them all.

Wanda said...

Well I love your April Art! Each one is unique. Your first watercolor is really nice with the shadows and details.

You are a really dedicated artist and thats what it takes.

kaybee said...

You've been busy, Chris. I, too, love them all, but I think the Welsh scene is my favourite. The last scene is a very familiar one to me! I don't think pelicans would be easy to paint - but I loved looking at them, when I was there!

claude said...

You have a great talent, Chris !

Elizabeth said...

Some lovely pieces, Chris. I do so admire your ability to work on such a small scale for the ATC's. x

Sandy said...

It's always nice to see your watercolors, good job on all of them.