Thursday, July 25, 2013
With todays washes I began defining the skorts, life jacket, boats, legs and sandals. I moved from those areas to the stone wall, trees and grass.
As you can see I made the skorts darker and added the folds of the material. I then moved to the boats, grass, trees and stone wall with washes that show where everything will be. The red boat is beginning to take shape as is the shadows of the grass. I see a bloom has developed in the grass above the red boat. I will have to work with it for the shadows to work.
“Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.” Scott Adams
Thursday, July 18, 2013
I took a picture at Paddlefest, at Coney Island Park near Cincinnati, Ohio, a few summers ago of these two women readying their kayak. I was amused with their effort to attach the flamingo to a kayak.
This is the beginning washes to my drawing.
I put lemon yellow down for the grass to give glow to the lighter areas.
The next washes were laid in for the kayaks, flamingo, stone walls, the ladies skorts. I also began laying washes on the legs and giving them some definition.
“Life beats down and crushes the soul and art reminds you that you have one.”Stella Adler