untitled, watercolor 15 x 20
I haven't worked on this one in a while, I was frustrated with how it was turning out, but I looked at it again last night and thought that it wasn't quite as bad as I thought. If you want to see the first step of this painting click here.
I'm still spending time blocking in values, shapes and colors, but I kind of like the direction it's headed. I'm not sure what I want to call this painting, I know I'm trying to evoke a feeling here, and I know what that feeling is, I'm just trying to articulate it in one or two words. I like simple titles that tell a story :)
What drew me to paint this image is how hesitant my boy was to get in the water. I loved the way he held his arms back and took one cautious step out at a time. And per my usual artistic tendencies, the golden light on his skin is just gorgeous.
I received a comment on my post yesterday from Vinayak asking me to explain how I photograph my paintings. So I thought I would include that in my post for Friday, just as a heads up for anyone interested in that. And if anyone has a specific question they'd like to ask me about photographing artwork I'll do my best to answer it, just leave it in the comments my friends:)
I hope everyone's week is going well! See you tomorrow :)