Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Lupine Flowers on Location

Pen and Ink Sketching on Location

So what if it is 4:15 and you have to cook supper. There still is time to drive to locations close by and get a few photos and a sketch done before dinner. At least that is what I did recently. Yes, it would have been great to get some watercolour paint onto the paper, out on location, but I can go back the next day or finish the piece in the studio from the reference photos taken. The point is get out there.

When completing plein air paintings in the studio, I find it easiest when the reference photo is small. Somehow it is easier to identify values and tell if adjustments need to be made.

Watercolour Painting
'Forest Lupines'
7 1/2" x 11"   $179 plus shipping


Win Dinn, Artist said...

What a lovely painting, Eileen, and a terrific post. I believe this holds true whether one is going outside to work or not - it takes just a little time to work on anything creative, and doesn't food always take a back seat for artists?!

Laura Leeder said...

It turned out beautifully Eileen! I have found that carving out a few minutes each day can make a big difference by the end of each week!

Mellowood Gallery said...

This is a lovely piece. I really like the looseness you achieve in your watercolors - even the negative painting seems loose - great job!

Jackie said...

thank you Eileen, for the lovely compliment. The teacup was my original design. Can I use your pillow on our CQA blog... and give reference to you?

Watercolour and Textile Artist, Eileen Gidman said...

I would love to see my Artisan Pillow on the CQA blog!