Sunday, June 20, 2010

Spiral Sky Cactus

I'm on a roll here. Like the last one, this is an 8x10 watercolor and ink with metallic acrylic accents. I was experimenting with watercolor washes. I used some salt to give a crystallized effect in the sky but I didn't like it so mostly painted over it.

I ordered some new watercolors and will be experimenting with blocking - where you block out an area which is already painted so it doesn't absorb more paint. When I was painting this one, I wished I had some of that to paint over the cactus so I could have done more of a wash effect in the sky. I had wanted it to be in dawn colors and I had gotten an effect I liked but because I was constrained painting around the cactus it got messed up and I just went ahead and did a lot of purple spirals.

A lot of times when I mess things up I paint spiral patterns over it! But don't tell anyone.

Friday, June 18, 2010

Sleepy Stars Kitty

This is an 8x10 watercolor and ink with acrylic accents on watercolor paper. The stars are metallic silver acrylic. It's going to be sold as a fundraiser for a cat shelter.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Pink Roses painting

Pink Roses painting, originally uploaded by Melsky.

Another new painting! I'm doing a group of spring themed paintings right now. I was inspired by two things, I got a new bed comforter that has pink roses and light green leaves on it, and also there's pink roses blooming right outside my studio windows!

Tuesday, June 08, 2010

Spring Snake Cactus

Spring Snake Cactus, originally uploaded by Melsky.

I've been busy with work lately but I have found some time to do painting. I'm doing a batch of paintings in spring colors. This is the first one. It's 9x12 Acrylic on Canvas.