Wednesday, July 21, 2010

WIP Wednesday

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 :)


  1. I'm glad you are working on this one again. I think it is gorgeous already and can only get better. I'm going to work on getting my skin tones to glow like yours do.

  2. I love seeing how artwork progresses. You have such talent. I can't wait to see more.

  3. Thanks Carrie! You are too sweet :)

    And welcome and thanks Rose! That's very nice of you to say :)

  4. It's coming out wonderfully, Crystal. I agree that your skintones are awesome and the way you make your art glow is something else all together.

  5. Crystal, you have a motherly love perfectly...This thing is conveyed in your paintings always...
    In this painting, I really like the mood and his attitude; So GREAT!!!!

  6. I see what you mean about the skin tones - They are so warm and positively glow from the page! I love this painting and I can almost feel the curiousity and yet reluctancy he is feeling even though I can't see his face - This is so clever. I am always in awe!

  7. Sandra,
    I can just whole heartedly agree with you.. This is so clever and so well executed till now.

  8. I would like to exchange links with your site
    Is this possible?


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