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San Miguel de Allende street scene ink and watercolor painting

ink and watercolor on Ampersand Aquabord 6x6"

Here I used one of the four brushes that my dear husband brought me from Japan. I’m sure there’s a name for this kind of brush but I don’t know it :) It has stiffer, longer hair in the center and softer, short light hair (goat?) on the outside. The variety in the hair length and stiffness adds variety to the brushstrokes. A rather interesting tool :)

asian brush

asian brush tip

asian brush

asian brush

Don’t forget to take a look at all the wonderful entries for this beautiful, colorful city at the Virtual Paintout blog!

 


Originally published on November 1, 2010 at: http://watercoloredhands.com/2010/11/01/san-miguel-de-allende-october-virtual-paintout/

 


blacksmith watercolor painting

12×16″, watercolor with touches of gesso on Arches CP 140lb. I’m done and I’m glad I haven’t overworked it. But I keep thinking that the background on the right should be darker. What do you think?

For comparison, here is what it looked like before gesso touch-ups: http://watercoloredhands.wordpress.com/2010/10/03/a-portrait-a-day-23-blacksmith-wip/. That post also has a link to the reference photos that I uploaded to WetCanvas reference library. Please feel free to use them for your projects :)

In case anyone was wondering what happened to me, I am quite well and keeping up with the Portrait A Day project. I am also a mom of a 14-month old boy, who takes a little too much time per pound of weight :) I have about 6-7 posts worth of material (including some watercolor book reviews) that I will try to post soon. Stay tuned!

 

 


 

Originally posted on October 28, 2010 at http://watercoloredhands.com/2010/10/28/blacksmith-watercolor-finished/


 

little boy watercolor painting

Watercolor with touches of gesso on Arches CP 140lb, 9×12″. Reference photo is Sandra‘s grandson, Oliver. The photo she sent me said “Oliver with rainbow,” hence the background :)

Originally posted on September 30, 2010 at http://watercoloredhands.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/a-portrait-a-day-20-oliver-and-rainbow/

 


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