Linear perspective and beyond: I used this landscape template in watercolor class as a way to experiment with depth, light and color.
Grey, drizzly day yesterday.
A watercolor study combining my own photo references after studying Sorolla. Part of a class I am teaching, that hinges on an ocean theme: we are examining other paintings and gathering ideas from that process to influence how we create compositions and paintings from our own photo references. I am enjoying the process. Looking at Sorolla influenced how I saw and chose my references and expanded my sense of possibility.
Now its time to go sledding!!!
Quick sketch in the car.
I sketched this from a dwell magazine photo while waiting to get my haircut last week. Added the color later.
This is a sketch made indoors, after dark, as I tried to re-imagine the color relationships that I have been seeing and thinking about trying to paint the past week. I started with the glowing, yellow balloon flower. Even in the dark, I noticed when I went to take out the trash, it glows yellow and the oak tree orange/red/purple, I remembered the sage (regular sage) as a cooler blue green. and a bit of scarlet blueberry bush.