Sunday, 26 October 2008

Red Admiral

It was a warm, sunny weekend over here, which I spent mostly for olive gathering. :) I saw a beautiful Red Admiral in our field this morning. Funny coincidence as I was just going to paint this butterfly at the Wet Canvas October watercolor challenge.

Enjoy the autumn, everybody!

Saturday, 11 October 2008

A rose

I discovered a hp site of a master of watercolors - Thierry de Marichalar.
A look at his magnificent paintings is a MUST! In his watercolors he creates amazing light effect and the colors literally glow.
I simply ADORE his work!!

There are many step by step techniques showed on his site, which he generously shares with others. Thank you very very much, Mr. Thierry.

I tried to follow one of his lessons making this little rose.

Monday, 6 October 2008


Inspired by a terrific painting "I love the parade" from a WC! member Greg, I just had to buy myself the Sepia color. A few days ago I spotted a marvellous photo reference in the WC! forum, posted by Graymare, so today it was time to try my new color. :)

I'm soooo happy with it, as honestly I wasn't even sure if I'll be able to bring the painting to a conclusion. :) So, well done, me. ;))... Please point out all the errors you see, as I'm 'blind' today. ;)

Have fun painting.

Sunday, 5 October 2008

Just a sketch

Spent a few relaxing hours at the sea this afternoon and I'm slowly learning to bring my sketchbook with me :)).

Thank you, Teri and Lin, for your comments about the shadows in my previous post. Very much appreciated!!!

Happy new week!

Friday, 3 October 2008

Vegetables on the plate

Have you watched Jon Avnet's Fried green tomatoes? It remains one of my all time favorite movies... Well, a few tomatoes on my painting menu today... Tried I new approach - a bit of wet on wet.
I had absolutely no idea what I was doing with the shadows. Can somebody help or correct?
C&C more than welcome.

Photo reference from WetCanvas! reference image library by WC! member BettyBoop22.

Happy weekend!