Thursday, April 1, 2010

Work In Progress

This week I've been working more with watercolors. They are cool when they do what you want, but I'm finding there's a huge learning curve! I normally like bold colors and prefer acrylics when I paint, but I'm determined to try every lesson in Monica Zuniga's latest workshop. It is really stretching my comfort zone on a few things but that's good.

I thought I'd show you a sneak peek at a work in progress. I've been working on this painting for days now. I have to let it sit for awhile and then I go back to it. There are some areas of the face that need a lot of work but this little bit looked okay to show. I have another watercolor painting going right now, too, but the light was too bad tonight to get a good shot of it. I can't decide whether I like it or not. I'll have to look at it again tomorrow in the daylight.

I've also started another encaustic painting. I've got about four layers on it but it's all just white encaustic paint and medium. I can't decide what I want to do with it. There are a lot of techniques I still want to try; I just need to decide which one I'll use for this painting. ;)

So, that's what's going on behind the scenes. Slowly making some progress and then just waiting to see what comes next. I hope to have some sort of finished piece to show soon!


Jackie said...

I stopped by your blog at around 1 am this morning but I was too tired to comment so I thought i'd stop back by to leave you some blog love.She is very intriguing and I can't wait to see the rest of it. I had to giggle to myself because I remember you didn't like watercolor and now look at you and all the beautiful things you are creating. In my life I have found myself drawn to many things I thought I didn't like:)

Michele said...

What I can see of her face is wonderfully done! She's beautiful.

Watercolor seems like a very difficult medium to me, so I congratulate you on giving it a shot, and from the looks of it, mastering the technique. In my opinion anyway. :)