Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Contrast Study #2

5" x 5" original watercolor $300.00
contact: andy@andysmithartist.com

This was a good painting to watch being
painted. I started with a good sketch.
I then painted in the wood barrel on the
right and then the container on the left.
Then I worked on the floor and out the
window. When it looked good, like it might
be finished; I mixed cerelean blue,
permanent rose and paynes grey and painted
a wash over the whole painting. I dried it
very well and repeated this four times to
make the background richer. I now have
a almost fully dark room with a hint of light
from outside.

I rode my bike, I painted, I had my last track
practice of the season, I took my kids for ice cream,
back home and took my wife to the store. I even
took my painting along and worked in the coffee
shop while Linda shopped. Back home and another
half hour on my painting and now I am finally
finished. I will not get a painting done tomorrow,
there is just to much to do.

1 comment:

Gerald Schwartz said...

Andy! This is really nicely handled..
Great job.