Sandy McDermott * Natural History Art * Instruction in Drawing & Painting
Thursday, January 17, 2013
#15, a snowy scene
Snowy Corner 8 x 8" $125
So, this one is a bit different for me and I love it! Two of my favorite modern watercolorists are Hazel Sloan (http://www.hazelsoan.com/index.php/hazel) and Catherine Gill (http://www.catherinegill.com/index.php). Each has their own very distinct style and mastery of the medium. Some things I've learned from them to be very important are edges (rough, soft or hard), values, focal point/composition and use of color. There is a great deal to think about and plan before ever putting pigment, water and paper together. I sometimes feel impatient with this initial phase and want to get right to the painting phase, where the most fun is had. That doesn't usually work.
Today's painting captures those skills and that pleases me. I still have much to learn but it feels good to get it right some of the time. Onward!