Saturday, February 03, 2007



Sandstone Rocks
These were both done with the same watercolor pencils but on different paper. What a difference! The one on the top is Bristol paper and the one on the bottom is Cotman watercolor paper. Both were sketched with Graphitint pencils; the darker lines are Inktense pencil. A wash was applied with DS watercolor (Sedona Genuine) using horizontal strokes to portray the sedimentary layers.

5 comments:

Teri C said...

The difference is amazing. Thanks for showing that. The paintings themselves are beauties!!

Donn said...

What lovely sandstone! You've captured them perfectly. Like the difference on the two different papers too. Each has it's own uniqueness. Great job.
I've got to do what you're doing, work way through Kate's books.

Sioux said...

Very nice. I think I like the Cotman better.

Dabs... aka Carol Holt said...

This is one of my favorite subjects and places... beautiful Brenda!

Emma Pod said...

This is very interesting to see the difference in papers. Both are really nice drawings. Great sky on the top one! The Bristol paper seems to capture the smoothness and angles of the rock surfaces.