This is a little peek at the drawing I've begun based on the photograph in my last post. I'm using copic liner-markers on Strathmore watercolor paper at the moment, and will be adding color using watercolors.
I'm really looking forward to sharing the progress of this piece!
Last night, at least for a little while, I was able to continue on my painting. I added more to the background, which included a large, pale lavender moon (is that lavender? maybe lilac? heh heh whatever it is I like the color in this case). I stopped for a little while and tended to a few things around the house while I contemplated just what should be in the foreground, and decided on a little floating island. I'm pleased with the way the island itself and the trees contrast with the background. I think after just a few small additions this painting will be finished and ready to list in my shop. :)
So here's the story of how I work, more or less... Today I put on a playlist full of strange music, got out my acrylics and brushes, and started throwing paint on a canvas.
I didn't start with the first colors I picked up - orange and yellow were too "warm" and the brown and gray were to "dull". Red was completely out of the question. It has been 100 degrees-plus here for almost a month straight and I need something that will cool me down.
Blues...purples... aquas.... greens - cool colors - seemed to be the best option.
I applied paints directly to the canvas and used long, broad, sweeping strokes - covering the entire canvas. I like to sometimes create "waves" with my brush strokes - which I did here. (You might be able to tell if you really look closely at the picture)
And now that this stage - the background - is done, I'll spend some time deciding what to add next. I'm thinking my color scheme will stay on the cool side, with maybe a "pop" of warmth for contrast:
Right now I'm looking at this palette and thinking of sherbet...