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Monday, May 9, 2016

April 21 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board. Pencil and
Daniel Smith Watercolor. Click on the image to view an
enlargement.
My character continues her experiments with cold press watercolor board.

4 comments:

Kathy said...

Hi Roz,

I *love* the dramatic lights/shadows in this, as well as the cool/warm contrast between the subject and background. Plenty to mull over here for my next paint sketch. As always, thanks for posting!

Sparrow Girl said...

Roz,

I really love how your watercolor paintings look so rich. I always seem to have problems with this medium looking thin and watery (which is one of the reasons I avoid it and prefer gouache or Stabilo tones). Perhaps I need to spend a month or two playing with it more.

Roz Stendahl said...

Thanks Kathy, I'm still getting used to pencil and watercolor, something I pretty much stopped doing in the 1990s. I find pencil looks weak and am playing with ways to get my eye around that. But it's always fun to sketch dogs.

Roz Stendahl said...

Thanks Sparrow Girl, I really wanted to get back to watercolor this April and I'm still playing with now into May. It was difficult in April to not just pick up the gouache! (But I do on the last day!)

Have you used glazing with your watercolors? If things dry lighter than you had hoped or planned you could put another layer on. I find that's helpful.

Mostly I just don't put a lot of water in my washes to begin with.

I'm definitely going to be fiddling with watercolor way into May because I've got a whole lot of boards!

Try it again for a week or two and see what you think.