Archive for December, 2006

Code Blue

December 31, 2006

Rabbit Under Fish

Well this is the last of the half sheets, its back to full size watercolor paper after this one.  I think this painting turned out alright.  It has a nice look to it.  I wish the fish breaking the water’s surface could have been a little more apparent, but that’s the way it goes sometimes.  I think this composition was sort of inspired by a Charles Mingus album cover, Black Saint and the Sinner Lady, but I might just be name dropping.

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Four

December 30, 2006

Rabbit and Fish Watching Moon Rise

Well this is the first of the November paintings, and with it, November was off to a good start.  I hope to be caught up soon, I am working on a very exciting painting and I would like to get to it.  Anyway, this was a fairly successful painting.  It has nice colors and well placed shapes.  It also has a nice quietness about it that sort of reminds me of storybooks.

Painting Three

December 28, 2006

Rabbit Fish and Fish Shaped Clouds 

Well this is the last of the October paintings. I like this one. I think there is something nice about a fish looking at a fish shaped cloud. Maybe I am just getting old. I was also happy with the fish’s skin.

Second, Late Mid October

December 23, 2006

Rabbit Fish and the Sun

Well this is the second painting, it was done about a five or so days after the first one.  I really had high hopes for this one, but they just never seemed to be realized.  For one thing I never quite got the colors intense enough.  This was sort of on purpose, I do like the washed out look of watercolor, and did want to sort of dial up the fish and rabbit eye while still retaining the washed out light of a certain sunset.  But it wasn’t quite there.  The other thing lacking in this one is a strong graphic presence.  The first one had a nice color plane action going on, this one not so much.  On a positive note I do like the space where the fish enters the water.

The first in the fish and rabbits series

December 21, 2006

Rabbit carrying fish up a hill 

This is my first painting with fish and rabbits. It is from about mid October. I have a little bit of a back log on my paintings, but I am including them because I am still painting fish and rabbits. I think this painting is some what successful, mostly because of the little area between the fish and the rabbit.

Blog Purpose

December 21, 2006

I think what I am going to try to do is keep a running journal of my water color paintings.  I find I work best in a series, and hope this blog will help reinforce the way I work.  I also hope it will allow me a place to keep some ideas to inform my painting (verb).  If I can figure out how to upload images I should be in good shape.