Thursday, January 7, 2010

Watercolor Work-In-Progress

I thought it would be a good idea to post an actual painting in case there are people who aren't very interested in my new sketching project. This is to reassure you all that I still plan on posting my paintings and graphite and charcoal drawings when I have something new to share.


Red Poppy WIP
8"x10" watercolor on Aquabord
copyright 2010 Stacy L. Rowan

Above is a painting of a red poppy that I am currently working on. The reference photo was graciously sent to me by a friend. I love the saturated color in the petals.

There is a funny story about this painting. I started it back in November just as life was starting to get hectic with holiday "To Dos". I decided that I wanted to use Aquabord for this painting. I happened to have a 5"x7" frame in stock, so I decided that I would paint this on a 5"x7" board so I could use the frame. I pulled out the board, sketched out the flower and started painting. It wasn't until the second or third time I worked on the painting that I realized I had actually pulled out an 8"x10" board and it wasn't going to fit my frame!! Now that I'm further into the painting, I'm really happy with my "mistake". I don't think a 5 by 7 would have done this flower justice.

5 comments:

JoAnn said...

I love seeing paintings in progress. For a novice like myself, it is so educational. Thanks.

Mary Jane said...

I love seeing you use colour. This is looking good and I can't wait to see how you take it to where you want it.
I also enjoy seeing your daily line drawings.

Rose said...

Nice blog. I am fascinated by the painting of Red Poppy WIP 8"x10" watercolor on Aquabord. It really looks awesome. You are a blessed artist.

Stacy said...

JoAnn I love seeing other people's work in progress too. For this one I should have snapped a picture sooner, but when I get involved I sometimes forget.

Thanks MJ! I hope to finish this in another session or two.

Thanks Rose for the wonderful comment. Look for this piece to show up here again when it is finished.

Anonymous said...

nice post. thanks.