Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Starry Night

Nightscape Series #170 -This is a 22x30 watercolor on 300# paper - one of the first I have done where I have a landscape background. From the top down, I used several washes (the stars are where I lifted my Frisket coating) and did some additional lifting with my brush as the sky meets the mountain ridges. I originally intended to submit the finished product for a corporate international holiday card, but could not satisfy my vision of how the horses feet should be shown. As you can see, I opted not to show the feet at all. This is also my first attempts to show facial features and body contours. I thought it would also be my last, but the challenge of "trying to get it right" is too much.
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1 comment:

Margaret Ann said...

Lovely...very serene and spiritual.