Saturday, September 27, 2008

September Virtual sketch date



My first virtual sketch date except I don't think I registered in time - next month I will -

I just saw Susan's and loved it-- Here are my two little water color sketch versions - in the first one I did not have a reference just memory from looking at the picture in the second one I had printed out the picture to have a reference -(computer and studio are at opposite ends of the house so I can't just look at my screen)

I did light sketches with gray watercolor pencil for both but went back in with a micron on the first one because it looked dull

19 comments:

Stacy said...

Kathleen, I just saw your comment this morning. Sorry about that. I've added you to the list on the VSD blog. I like your sketches and am impressed that you were able to sketch such a complex image from memory!

Rose Welty said...

I really like that second one...just the essence and wonderfully captured. You've explained the personality of that flower with beautiful brevity.

Ann said...

I really like what you did with these. Especially the second, you achieved an immediacy with water color that still eludes me.

kay susan said...

Oh! That's NICE!

Deborah said...

Interesting to see two versions of the same subject. I like the first one with the added fine lines. It is fresh and simple. Nice work.

kazumiwannabe said...

Both are great, I think I prefer the second one, with the darker background, even more. There's a new award waiting for you on my blog if you want to pick it up!

leslie said...

These are great!
The flower petals on your second watercolor are just fabulous!

Regina Calton Burchett said...

It's amazing that you did the first one from memory - very close to the picture. The second one has such a nice impressionist feel to it - very nicely done!!

Barbara Weeks said...

I like the freedom of your first sketch but the second one catches the graceful rhythm of the petals.

Gail said...

I really like the loose feeling in the petals of your second painting. Very nice.

Valerie Jones said...

I like the first one best, with the micron pen added. Nice effect!

Dianne Mize said...

I like the second one best, but they both are charming. There's a spontaneity you've achieved that I really enjoy

Jo Castillo said...

I always like pen and watercolor as I have said on some of the other posts but the second is exquisite. It looks so effortless.

Marion said...

Very nice work, especially the second version. Impressionistic

Paulette said...

Lovely work!
I like the dreamy look of the second one!

Melissa Muirhead said...

Lovely soft images. I really like them.

Arty Velarde said...

Hi Kathleen, Barbara Weeks gave me the arte de pico award which I am passing on to you. YOu have to go to my blog to get it.
Lydia
http://artyvelarde.blogspot.com

Vivienne said...

I like the second one best as well. It says 'flower' and it says'effortless watercolour' - flow, puddle and edge. It's lovely.

Kari Gibson said...

Fabulous paintings - so glad you managed to get them done - the second one appeals to me the most, it is lovely.