Thursday, May 17, 2007

Open Window
From the book, Watercolour Workshop by John Lidzey, this exercise was to paint a sunlit, open window from the outside looking in. It was to be done as a tonal study, which I did do and can be seen on my flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/brendas_watercolors/
I decided to paint this subject again adding Cadmium Red to the Yellow Ochre and French Ultramarine Blue that was used in the tonal study. The brown of the window frame is a mixture of all three pigments. The reference photo is from Karol at http://www.flickr.com/photos/74227781@N00/18466845/ who is a fantastic photographer and so graciously gave me permission to use this for my study. For a real treat, check out her work!
I painted this in my new Lama Li sketchbook. I found the cotton rag paper to be very absorbant, which will take some getting used to. I DO like the texture of this paper and look forward to working with it more.

6 comments:

Lin said...

SUPER SUPER, BREN! I love the sunshiney outside of this window!

Teri C said...

Great painting Brenda! Let me warn you that the Lama li gets so addicting, I don't even want to use anything else!!

Africantapestry said...

Lovely painting Brenda...had a look at your tonal study and you kept true to it. Great work
ronell

Carol Holt said...

Well done! I have been busy also as of late... no time to paint with gardening, spring cleaning and moving rooms around. Now I have the brightest and largest bedroom for my art room!

How is your remodeling coming along?

Tami said...

I like what you've done with these exercises, they came out great!

caseytoussaint said...

What a wonderful, enigmatic picture. Well done, Brenda!I don't know how big it is, but I think you could frame this one!