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Sunday, August 1, 2010

A Trio of Mt. Thielson # 51

My husband was busy photographing and I realized I had the opportunity to do a "twenty minute challenge." At that point I had no idea I'd have time to do three of them ... it just happened. I couldn't bear to think of paint for the first one. The mosquitoes were so bad I had to leave time to swat. I actually have two bloody spots in my sketchbook which I unintensionally left when I accidentally squashed mosquitoes.

The first is pelikan pen and water applied with a waterbrush.

The sun came out and enough breeze to chase most of the mosquitoes away so I got out the paint. .... watercolor.

Dale was having a very good time photographing so I started a pencil sketch, but then realized it was a watersoluable pencil I had grabbed. I couldn't resist adding some color. Once again the waterbrush came in handy. Until I saw Laure's video on her blog it had never occured to actually get into my paint with it. What fun!


I think they each have their merits and their problems. It was very interesting tackling three techniques back to back.

4 comments:

IrinaSztukowski said...

All of them ars so great Elva. My favorite is in the middle in watercolor (surprise;). Thanks, Irina

Brinda said...

Wow! these are great. Its almost like a work in progress...as each picture seems to build on the next, and I can see how you saw the picture...where you out the tones and values!

Teri C said...

They are each beautiful in their own media. Sounds like a fun exercise to try.

Laure Ferlita said...

I"d be hard pressed to choose a favorite (not that you asked us too) as each has unique qualities that I like. It definitely seems like a cool way to really learn and get down to the essence of a scene!