Thursday, July 27, 2006

COOL BLUE


After frustrating myself with earlier watercolors, I'm determined to practice this artform until I can figure out what I'm doing ...!

To that end, I've attempted something a bit more difficult for me ... ice cubes. I found a really neat photo to practice from ... and while the cubes are mighty kerwonkety, I've learned a bit more about wetting the paper first ... letting it dry... scrapping .... removing ... etc., etc....

22 comments:

JaKo said...

And result is great picture !

Virginia Wieringa said...

nICE!!

Mary Ellen said...

These ar Ex-El-Lent! :)
Cheers!
Mary ELLEN

Teri C said...

Lin, this is just awesome!!!! I am shaking my head in complete awe! WOW

Scott said...

Nice cubes, looks to me like you have gotten the hang of it. I am going to start practicing with watercolor soon as well...I may ask you for some pointers.

Kris Shanks said...

You really captured the essence of ice cubes here, nice!

Laura said...

OMG, this is a masterpiece! And I'm not kidding---if one of the goals of sketching is to capture the inmost thingness of things, you've done that SO well here! Absolutely am crazy about this little sketch!

Donn said...

YOU DID IT! I was just thinking of how to paint ice cubes and you have done it. No way I could come close to what you did. Super!

SCquiltaddict said...

great ice...and very appropriate in this heat!!!

Tami said...

I think these came out REALLY EXCELLENT!!! They look like ice cubes! I know that is what they are, but trying to make some thing clear show up and still look clear is very hard. Laura put it well you captured the "thingness of the thing" *chuckle* You just never give yourself half the credit you deserve!

Sue said...

I'm lining up behind Scott for those pointers. Lin, your w'c work is absolutely delightful!

Robin Neudorfer said...

It is a difficult medium, but worth the practice. If I could offer one suggestion, you don't want to fight the paper. I found it to be the most important ingredient in wc. Keep up the good work.

Shelly McC said...

Stunning!

Brenda said...

Lin! This is FANTASTIC!!!!! I thought you did an excellent job with the cubes in your ice tea, but this. . . OH MY!!

Kay Cox said...

Now, that is not just cool, but COLD. Looks like ice to me. Nice job. Good use of the media.

Anna said...

These are so COOL!!!! what more can one say!

AnastasiaC said...

The cubes look great - beautiful shades of cool blue!

Terri said...

Brilliant!! These are fantastic Lin! I think objects like these (and glassware, crystal and silver) are extremely difficult to draw and paint and you did superbly. Well done!

Jana Bouc said...

These are great. You really captured the transparency, depth and volume as well as made a pretty blue cooling picture.

Felicity said...

Lin, this absolutely FANTASTIC!!! And your portraits OMG!!! I know you are a fast learner/developer but this is amazing!!!

Cin said...

wow and bravo Lin! beautifully captured!

Plain Jane said...

wow, you have quite the fan club, Lin! I can't think of anything harder to paint, that ice cubes. Now you need to paint them from life!