Sunday, August 15, 2010

"One Fine Day"

My husband and I went for a wonderful boat ride today - this is a little watercolor sketch from our trip.  This red sail boat was departing from Bowman Bay and I just loved the red against the blue, blue water!

Also - for you watercolor enthusiasts I watched an art video early this morning and learned something new - again.  When your watercolor is very wet you can add lines with a toothpick, or the back of your brush if the brush has a pointed back and the grooved areas will collect more water and add lines to your painting.  The artist in the video added some fine little background branches to great effect using this technique.  I used that for the initial washes for the wake lines in this painting. 



Iniyaal said...

Lovely painting. Thank you for the information on drawing lines.

hissnhowl said...

Thanks so much Iniyaal and I'm glad to share any hints I discover:)