Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Challenge #23 - Old Door

4"x 6" Original watercolor
$225.00  Contact the Studio

This is another challenge from Paint and Draw
If you go to their website you can see the
original photograph and other artists paintings.
See how mine stacks up!  You are looking at a
door with a latch.

I sold a large original over the weekend and today
they told me they changed their mind.  I was pretty
bummed, feeling down.  Linda was on the Daily
Painters group I belong to and saw one of my fellow
painters lost everything in the Texas fires.  That
put my lost sale into a proper perspective...

Statue Progress:I did work in it today and will post it tomorrow.
There was a question on how I "saved" the branches.
First I had pencil lines from my drawing, you can see
them from 8/29 and 8/30 blog post.  So I knew
where my branches were.  Because I have good brush
control I simply painted around them.  You can see
that on 8/30.   If you are a beginner you could use
misket or maskoid, a type of rubber that you paint over
where you want to keep white paper.  Just do not let
it on too long or use it in the sun!

1 comment:

AutumnLeaves said...

Gorgeous wood, Andy; I'm so curious about the building that holds this door. What else does it hold?

Anyway, I did look back to your earlier statue painting and saw that where you now have black around the tree branches, you once had a gold or yellow orange color. I think that is what I was thinking of when I asked the question. I should have looked before I asked. I was remembering the golden color as being the leaves.