Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Watercolor is by far the most challenging medium I've tried. It truly has a life of it's own. I haven't quite figured out how to work with it and not against it. I finally stopped on this one because I notoriously overwork watercolor. I will be trying this one again to clean up the color.
Telliquah , however is a great covered bridge. Telliquah was a haven for the Cherokee. This bridge was privately built. It is believed to be the largest privately owned covered bridge in Tennessee and possibly the USA. Visit this bridge if you are in Tennessee or in the Georgia Blue Ridge area. It is a short drive from Blue Ridge, GA. It sits just off the road. If you walk across the street there is a covered pavilionwith a great view of the bridge.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Started this watercolor in class on Friday. The hardest thing about watercolor to me is "overworking" it. I need to use the same approach that I do with pastels......"start a painting everyday".
Friday, May 25, 2012
Monday, May 21, 2012
Laila - Portrait - Pastel - 9x13 - May 2012
This is my first stab at doing a portrait. I've done charcoal sketches before but never a pastel. I love this picture of my granddaughter Laila. I've got some corrections to make. Got a new set of Terry Ludwig Portrait Pastels. They worked great....smooth and easy to blend.