Saturday, November 7, 2009

Branching Out


15x11 quarter sheet watercolor on Italia Acquerello 140 lb cold press paper, drawn in 10 minutes, 1.5 hours painting, wet on dry. I added kosher salt to background colors, encouraged backruns, and did some negative painting of branches. American Journey paints, direct painting style, usually with only 1 application. Spattered titanium white when dry for snow effects. Thanks to Alain for the photo reference!

4 comments:

carolpete said...

Kay - I love this one! I saved it on my computer. Can I use it on the WFWS website homepage?

Jocelyn T. Bichard said...

I really like your cardinal!!! The winter scene is great!!!

Kay Smith said...

Thank you Carol and Jocelyn, I appreciate it! He was quite fun to paint.

Kay Smith said...

I'm glad to report this painting is now SOLD!