Friday, August 3, 2007

Latest works

This is my latest watercolor and it will be entered in the Western Washington Fair art show. I hadn't intended it for that but since fair entries are coming up I thought it would be prefect.

I belong to a group of artists that swap paintings with each other every three months. We have members from all over the world and when it is swap time it is very exciting because the name draw is secret so no one knows who has their name to send a painting to. Lots of fun! The paintings are all about 5 X 7 in size.

This painting took a great deal of effort on my part. The most difficult part was the background because in one of my black mixes I used an irridescent burnt umber which completely took over the painting and it had shine like a star! That wasn't what I wanted so after much scrubbing and glazing I finally got it mostly gone.
This is a painting of Dongola horses at Festival in Camaroon, Africa.
Photo credit goes to Anthony Asael.