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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.


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!