Friday, February 27, 2015

Chinese New Year ACEOs, Black and white Wedding Picture for PPF

Watercolor, Chinese or Lunar New Year ACEOs
For sale in my Ebay Store, done for a challenge
 
Every week we change the topic and Feb is the start of the Lunar New Year, so these are my interpretations of the symbols and festivities of the holiday.

I made twofers out of a larger watercolor painting, and these are the matted pictures ready for framing in a standard 8x10 size. For sale in my Etsy Shop.

Another challenge this week, this one on Daily Paint Works, to forget about color and paint using only black and white. I took a photo of my daughter's Victorian style wedding many years ago and did it in watercolor, using only black paint and the white of the paper.
 
The exercise helped me to see the values in the picture.






10 comments:

  1. Fabulous paintings...love the recreation of the wedding...I bet she will love it!! Gorgeous!

    Hugs Giggles

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    1. Thanks, Giggles! It will be for sale online. LOL. I don't think my daughter wants any more of my paintings.

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  2. They're all lovely. I especially love the painting made into two paintings.

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    1. Hi, Lisa,
      I am always cutting up my watercolors and making miniatures out of them. Drives my wc teacher crazy! But I rarely throw anything away, so finding a "gem" or two in a failed painting really makes me happy.
      Thanks!
      Penny

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  3. Fantastic work, I love em all!!!! Wish I could sketch that great!!!

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    1. Thanks, Geckostone! I find that doing an ACEO every day has improved my sketching abilities immensely.

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  4. Like your tonal piece for the DPW challenge, and also love your paintings for your Etsy store. Wonderful :-)

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    1. Thanks, Ann. Being able to play with paints and pens has made my life worthwhile! I have so much time on my hands that art keeps me from being bored. LOL.

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  5. Use as a photo model in black and white is a terrific idea, Saludos

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  6. I like the variety in these paintings and drawings, it's great to look at this kind of talent.

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