Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Pike Exercise 11, Mykonos Church

Mykonos Church is in Greece. This one was more fun than I thought it was going to be. I was dreading trying to get an animal in this that looked remotely like a donkey, but it wasn't as difficult as I thought it'd be. Very limited palette was used again, I guess John Pike liked those limited pigments and mixing and mixing and more mixing! I did use mask to protect the upper areas of the building from the sky and was able to try out a "rubber cement pick-up" that I recently purchased from Dick Blick's. What a neat tool!! No more tender fingers from rubbing that stuff off.

7 comments:

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

I'm really impressed with what you're doing, Miss Brenda! That takes a lot of discipline, and it shows...

Lin said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! SO SO WELL DONE, Bren!! I love the color you mixed!! WONDERFUL! Soft and lovely painting, cara .. BRAVA!

caseytoussaint said...

Wow, Brenda, you have so much discipline. These are really lovely, and your progress shows from one to the next. I love the soft colors you've used on these.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

Oh, this is REALLY beautiful.

platitudinal said...

I’m glad you had fun doing this sketch. And, yes, that donkey certainly looks like a donkey! But, I love the church … it looks amazing. Lovely work, Brenda :)

Alina Chau said...

watercolor drawing!

Africantapestry said...

I love the limited palette you use in your paintings Brenda. It is very difficult to do and the moe I admire you! I've tried it, but then I redo and redo, because mine looks washed out, not at all like yours! This one is really beautiful again..love the donkey!
What sizes are your paintings..and this is done on Arches paper, I suppose?
Great work
Ronell