Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Practicing Winslow Homer

Exercise Based on the Work of Winslow Homer
When most people think of Winslow Homer, they think of his amazing oil paintings.  But he was also the master of watercolor.  This is the last in a series of exercises on "still water" and it was time to try another technique.  This is Winslow Homer's "Fishing Boats, Key West" -- or rather it's an attempt to copy it and his style.  His original painting was actually watercolor and graphite on a woven linen.  I attempted to get some of the same speckled look by dry-brushing.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Calla Lily Crazy

"Calla Lily Crazy"  (Watercolor)  © C. Eastwood, 2011
More calla lily paintings!  They don't just come in white!

Calla Lily Trio

"Calla Lily Trio"  (Watercolor)  © C. Eastwood, 2011
Having some fun with the calla lilies.  Just did two of them -- this one and "Calla Lily Crazy."

Practicing Simplicity Continues

Exercised Based on the Work of Ray Campbell Smith
This simplicity stuff actually takes some practice!!  This is my third painting in this series of exercises in learning to paint with less detail.  (Painting #2 hasn't been posted yet because...well, because I'm an artist and I'm not constrained by the necessity of posting things in order.  So there!)  The "still water" thing is pretty much under control.  This one was selected specifically because there was a "sky" to paint.  I had some fun with that.  Mine is actually a bit more menacing-looking insofar as coming rain.  Stay tuned.  I might just actually post #2...who knows!