Thursday, February 25, 2010

Old Town Dock


Old Town Dock
Originally uploaded by susanlangva
This is a piece that is in the works now, 18x24 in Oil.
It's from a picture I took in Old Town Alexandria at the dock. I have a good bit of work to do on it yet, and am thinking it needs something to add some life, perhaps a person or animal somewhere. Any thoughts?

Thursday, February 11, 2010

"Dad's Golf"

This is one of my first watercolors.  I am taking a class at the Smithsonian with artist David Daniels http://www.mrwatercolor.com/   His style is different than mine, but I am learning his views.  I like to watch the instructions on You Tube and find they are more helpfull than anything else.  Cheep Joes also has a lot of great tips, and instructions, not to mention good prices on materials.  My paint is mostly Danial Smiths http://danielsmithblog.com/.  This is a new medium for me and I find that I have to sort of think backwards from oil painting.  In oil the picture can develop and change, even morph as I go along.  With watercolor the end result must be clear before the brush hits the paper with everything planed out.