Friday, March 13, 2015
Monet, Sunflowers and ACEOs for PPF
From Monet to Bull Elk, it was a busy week!
ACEOs for 30/30 this week had a TIME theme, Sleeping, clocks, and sunrises, due to Daylight Saving Time starting on Sunday. Here are my little 2.5 x 3.5 inch watercolor and pen and ink sketches using the theme. I always like to have a little push to make something, a theme or challenge or reference photo. The reference photos for these were found on paintmyphoto.ning.com. They are for sale in my Ebay Store.
Claude Monet painted a Sunflower Bouquet in a Vase, and my WC class this week was painting the Masters, so, since I love painting flowers, I did this one in watercolor, 9x12 on 140# cold press paper.
and I also did an ACEO on hot press, very fast and loose.
Here is the reference photo I used of Monet's painting.
The purpose was not to duplicate the original, only to give the "impression" of the impressionist artwork, using watercolor whereas he used oils. It was great fun and I think I will do more "Masters" paintings. It was totally different from how I usually use WC so I learned a lot.
And the challenge on Artist Reference Photos for March included a photo of a Bull Moose by Chuck Rondeau. Here is my version of it. 8x10 watercolor on hot press paper. For sale on DPW auction. I have never painted an elk before.
And last, but not least, a challenge on Facebook to paint a very colorful bird, a Lilac Breasted Roller, photo by Chris Allsebrook. Here is my interpretation, 5x7 watercolor, pen and ink on 140# hot press paper. For sale on Daily PaintWorks. I like the way this one turned out.