Saturday, August 21, 2010

Friday, August 13, 2010

Super Elephant Stage Five

More pink... I mainly used Winsor & Newton Artist Watercolors Permanent Rose but I also dipped into my set of Daniel Smith quinacridone colors beginning with Daniel Smith Extra Fine Watercolor, Quinacridone Pink. I thought I was being self-indulgent when I got the set of Daniel Smith quinacridone colors, but it turns out I use them often. Most are not apart of my standard palette, but they are all ready to go on their own separate palette and many of my paintings, like "Outside the Tate" rely heavily on these colors.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Super Elephant Stage Two

In this stage I have laid down a wash for the sky. It was painted wet and fast... We'll see as the rest of the painting develops if it can stay as is, I have my doubts. I am also concerned about the the composition of the painting with just the sign against the sky.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Super Elephant Stage One

I encountered this wonderful sign on a weekend get away to the desert on Highway 111 in Rancho Mirage, CA. This first image is the pencil drawing on Arches 140 Lb Cold Press Watercolor Paper . I have used frisket to mask the white neon on the sign. Specifically for this painting I used Masquepen Masking Fluid because of the ease of drawing fine lines with the applicator tip that comes with it.