Sunday, August 01, 2010
These are 3 recent paintings..I have done a few other sketches but decided not to blog them..
The brick building is Martinspoint Health Center in Portland. This is where I work as a physician. I went yesterday morning into an island called Mackworth Island, and I did the 2 landscape paintings. The other one is facing south east..There was this sail boat that stayed in position for an hour so I was able to put in the picture. The tide kept on changing, and the sun was making me lethargic, but I decided to finish them on the spot!
The third is a painting of Gabriel, my son. I wanted to achieve an old movie character to it, so I laid an orangy wash over the whole paper. Then I started with the details.. I feel that I got too technical, so I am abandoning it for now. Watercolors need to be fresh and never overworked. I will consider working on it again later, otherwise it might join the rest of the paintings in the unwanted portfolio...And yes, he was sticking his tongue out!!