Saturday, September 01, 2007

Beach and Rocks

Beach and Rocks
Originally uploaded by linfrye
An exercise in water and rock textures for Kate's online class. I think after the dust settles, I'm going to need to work a bit more on my water techniques!

I have to admit that my Raffine sketchbook paper was giving me a fit this week. Perhaps it was my own fatigue or haste to work within very limited time constraints-- but it was frustrating to be sure.


caseytoussaint said...

Lin - are those your grandchildren at the beach? Good job on the water effects. I understand about frustrations with paper - in watercolor that can make or break a painting.

krazykatlady-Lorraine said...

I think water is one of the most difficult things to do in watercolor (isn't that weird!!!). I find it much easier in oils. Anyway, go back to the books on this one -- maybe a bit more green than blue -- at least that's what my wc instructor told me -- of course a lot depends on the shadows from the rocks. Great rocks by the way. I failed water so I can't offer much advice. LOL

Brenda Y said...

So sorry you've had such a time with the Raffine this week -- however. . . maybe you're getting ready for a "breakthrough." You know how we stumble and then surge forward sometimes. I'll be eagerly waiting for your "surge."
And, truly, this beach scene is quite good, lovely variations in the blues in the water and the rock really does look wet at the base.

bec said...

I think this looks sweet!
watercolor is a tough medium, we all struggle...but keep at it, I love looking at your work!

Karen said...

Lin, I find the Raffine to be too absorbent for times when I want the paint to float on the surface of the paper. If you try it with a harder surface paper I think you'll be pleasantly surprised. Sometimes it really IS the materials, not the artist.