Monday, May 6, 2013

Bike Shadows

12x9 watercolor done this afternoon on Canson 140 lb cold press paper, using my ink sketch as seen below this image.  Using no photo reference, only the sketch, I quickly laid in a background wash of primaries arylide yellow, ultramarine blue, and permanent rose.  When dry, I used dry brush technique to put in flowers (parrot tulips mostly) and do details on this blue bike.  Its shadows were very important so that area painted with a mix of alizarin crimson and ultramarine blue.  The blue bike's color is cobalt.  Happy National Bike month!

Inksketch, 11x8.5, Pigma Micron 01 pen
All images Copyright 2013 Kay Smith

1 comment:

Ross Lynem said...

Nice to meet you Kay. Thanks for following my blog. I love your bicycle. I love bicycles period and did not know this was bicycle month. I must try painting one now. Have not done so yet but seems like a good thing to do. Your work has inspired me. Love the colours.