Tuesday, July 16, 2019

#WorldWatercolorMonth Day 16 Relaxing

I hope you go and visit the amazing sharing pages on Facebook for the gorgeous watercolor participants from all over the world. Some take your breath away!


You can join to post or just view---it seems like a thousand a day!

Meanwhile, I have to explain this next painting.


Today I tried some people, since we never relax, LOL, or go on vacation, I resorted to some photos of people,
...well sort of people.

For those of you who know I have a doll blog, I did a series of Vickie and Joe on vacation in Costa Rica, here: Seven Days and Six Nights. I used a photo of them first landing on their island and relaxing.

Seven Days and Six Nights
Mostly what I love about this photo is the composition. and they are talking to each other. Lots of color and shadows....and who wouldn't want to be on this kind of vacation.

 I did a quick sketch, but then used the photo as a suggestion. I kept the composition, but tried to get more contrast, that kind you have in blinding sunlight.

On sketchbook paper:


VanDyke Brown
Burnt Sienna
Cobalt Blue
Cerulean Blue
Cadmium Yellow Deep
Lemon Yellow
Yellow Green
Prussian Blue
Hookers Green
Sap Green
Lamp Black

We had cloudy skies today, so it was a sunny fun theme to paint. What do you do to relax?

Disclaimer: Any products I am using are not a recommendation, but only for reference for the reader's use. I am in no way affiliated with any of the companies or products, or have I received compensation or products. 

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  1. Thanks, but, Silly me, painting dolls---but then I can't hover above humans, LOL!

  2. Of course, your watercolors feature your mini models! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm!


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