Friday, August 18, 2006

Workshop Preparation

At the end of this month I will be travelling to a Tony Couch Worshop for 1 week of nothing but watercolor painting. In preparation for the workshop, I have been practicing paintings from his workbook. The barn above is one of the exercises. I really enjoy his style and it closely fits the style I am developing. I am looking forward to meeting and learning from Tony.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Big Red

This is a quick line and wash sketch of "Big Red" the lighthouse in Holland Michigan. I am experimenting with line and wash techniques. Trying different techniques and applying the elements and principles of design. The one thing that I would improve is that neither the line of the wash is dominant. The center of interest is to close to the center. What is nice is I can try again with my own critique in mind. This sketch took 1 hour to complete start to finish.