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Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Two Color and Pattern Studies

First, I did this:

Then this:

These are both painted with the exact same colors -Permanent Rose, Winsor Lemon and Manganese Blue. I did add a little Cobalt Turquoise to the second one in some of the leaves.

These are preliminary paintings for a portrait. It seems like a good idea to make them as paintings on their own so these are finished 5 x 7 pieces.

Thoughts and comments are welcome. The portrait is underway, but I'll let there be a little mystery about which way it goes.


kazumiwannabe said...

Beautiful patterns - the colors are great!

Anonymous said...

Those are both beautiful! I've not seen your blog before - I really like the portrait over the patterned paper in the next post.

Stephanie said...

lovely patterns and a cool way to do a color study for a bigger project!

Anonymous said...

Miranda at EDM: I think these 2 paintings are very beautiful as it is. I've also seen your other painting with portrait at your previous post, that is so gorgeous too :)

Monette Satterfield said...

Thanks everyone, I really appreciate you taking the time to look and comment.

kazumiwannabe - your work is lovely too. I liked your wardrobe sketch, that's a great idea.

Nancy, thanks for stopping by for a visit. You mentioned the previous post's portrait being over patterned paper - that's actually all painted. It starts as a plain white sheet of watercolor paper.

Stephanie, glad you like the idea of the small studies. I'm considering offering similar pieces as finished paintings for sale.

Thanks Miranda, you're very kind and I appreciate your comments. A little encouragement goes a long way to keeping on the creative path.

freebird said...

I will sure like to see how the portrait turns out over this pattern. Quite an interesting technique.