Sunday, July 21, 2013

I Couldn't Wait till I Finished ...

W/W drop-in-the-paint wash of aureolin yellow.  

Another variegated wash, this time of phthalo green [BS].  I allowed the hills and valleys of the wet paper to dictate where the pigment would settle.  

And a much darker variegated wash of the phthalo green with some quin. burnt orange. Then I did a bit of lifting with a barely damp brush while it was still wet. I LOVE the effect! For some reason, it brings to my mind visions of fairies in the garden [not that I am a believer, but just a dreamer].

I am also starting something new - ink and wash. I used a fine Faber-Castell PITT artist pen. This is an older home in Vancouver, known as the Hobbit Home. It really does look like something out of The Lord of the Rings - love it!

Thank you for dropping by, and your comments are always welcome. 


  1. I think the painting is coming along beautifully! Ink and wash looks like a great idea. I am eager to see both these works as they get completed. Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. I cannot believe how beautiful the flower portrait is! We love the colors. It just perfect.

  3. BEAUTIFUL FLOWER,Kathryn!! I look forward to the Hobbit home finished...the sketch looks wonderful already.

  4. The hollyhock is so beautiful Kathryn! Me too love the effect with the damp brush. A great idea! The flowers are just perfect. I'm very curious what you will do with the hobbit house:)