Monday, May 17, 2010
One of my first steps is the underpainting or "grisaille" -- developing the tonal qualities of the painting in monochrome using a watercolor pencil. I then go back over the piece with layers of watercolor and, sometimes, ink.
The image at right is an in-progress shot of this process. On this piece, title "At Loose Ends", I used a Faber Castell Albrecht Durer water-soluable color pencil in Mauve, manipulated with a Niji water brush. Later, I applied Daniel Smith watercolors in Rich Green Gold, Quin Burnt Orange, and French Ultramarine.
"At Loose Ends", 2.5 x 3.5 inches, ACEO, watercolor, watercolor pencil, and ink. (c) 2009 Allison Stein
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Saturday, May 1, 2010
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Friday, April 23, 2010
This was painted using Daniel Smith watercolors on Arches 140# cold press. I especially like the raw umber violet -- the brownish purple color used on the wings.
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