Sunday, September 13, 2009

Reworked Watercolor Woman "Brunette"

BEFORE 22x30 sunflowers drawn from fake paper ones; I left a white background. A few months ago I added color blocks to improve the composition but something still lacking...I used
Strathmore Gemini 140 lb hot press paper, DS/DV paints.

AFTER version, 30x22 watercolor and gouache over failed sunflowers above. I drew a female shape with chalk. Using gouache for flesh tones I painted in face, neck, arms, lower legs, part of feet. Now this brunette has herself a new sundress.




6 comments:

mollie jones said...

Kay...I don't know what to say about this piece other than...AMAZING!!!

Suzy Pal Powell said...

Cool!!i love gouache!!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

So cool... I liked the Sunflowers but sooooo much better when you found her in there.

Kay Smith said...

Thanks!
I have lifted out paint and raised her knees a bit more, so will have to post this soon plus a detail of her face...did anyone notice she has bicolored eyes?

V. Bridges-Hoyt said...

Yes, I see the bicolor eyes. Beautiful transition to this painting, Kay. You always amaze me with your creative spark!

Stephie Butler said...

Absolutely amazing..You never cease to amaze me with your creativity...