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Monday, September 14, 2009

Maine ATC's



A couple of ATC's in mixed media (watercolor and colored pencil, with a touch of white gouache on the boat sails in the bottom ATC). When I did the portrait of Blue Girl I used wc as an underpainting- simple, light washes to speed things up and get the white of the paper covered before I started with cp's. I liked the way that worked so I'm now seeing how I like using wc to get the lion's share of the painting in and then use cp for all those tiny details that I dearly love (funny how I paint fairly loose with oils, but when I switch to wc or cp I think I MUST have those details!). I also considered gouache as an underpainting medium and may still give that a try. Nice to be able to just experiment and see what you like!

10 comments:

Cathy Gatland said...

Teresa, I like the really sparkly, shimmery look of these - just like the light on a bright sunshiny day.

Ann said...

Oooo, these are wonderful! I am starting to really like using water media mixed with cp too. I will be interested in how you like using gouache - it's on my list of things to try as well :-)

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Teresa, what a nice technique. I agree with Cathy, the shimmery look gives the feel of a sunshiny day. Well done Teresa!

Alix said...

Lovely!

I used to paint. You make me want to get a canvas, some tubes, and a few brushes and see what happens!

Laure Ferlita said...

I can feel the warmth of the day and breeze caressing my skin! These are wonderful "light"! Excellent job!

Candy said...

Hi, Teresa! These are very nice. I'm so glad you're posting again. Your fans have missed you for the past few weeks!

My word verification was "twinglo". It kind of goes along with your paintings, doesn't it?

Jo Castillo said...

Teresa, these are beautiful. You achieved some nice rich colors along with your light. Lovely.

Jan said...

These are just great and give me hope for using colored pencil again. I gave up on it because it takes so much time but a mixed media piece might be just the ticket!

My oldest granddaughter lives in Maine and it's such a beautiful state. You captured it's rugged beauty very well.

Paulette said...

These are great Teresa!
The blend of mediums work really well!

knittingdragonflies said...

How nice, I wish I could draw, or paint. It is lovely, I like the "look" you created.
Vicki

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