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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

#27, #28, #29- Sheryl Hawkins

Now that we have seen the sun for a few days, it is making me look forward to summer and what better way than to paint summery feeling watercolors!

All three of these watercolors are painted from reference photos of places on Long Island.  Long Island is a beautiful place to live, and there are many painting subjects.  I enjoyed painting the reflections of the boats and the top painting was just fun.  The people I added to the bottom one added a level of difficulty for me since painting people isn't in my comfort zone.  I tried to keep them loose this time until I get more comfortable with them and not as afraid to get into more detail.  I would love to stop letting people painting freak me out since they really can add life to a painting!

Watercolor on 140 lb cold press with  rough surface 


Meowlissa said...

These are fabulous :) Makes me look (even more) forward to Spring!

Kelly said...

...your people are great. I especially like the two on the right. Love the shadows being cast in the first painting...and the fence too!

Lorrie Klosterman said...

Hey Sheryl in the East, the people work very well and are right in style with the feeling of the painting. The middle painting with the boats upturned on shore is really a captivating design and must have taken some patience to recreate! The water reflections are lovely, too.

Mermaid's Palette said...

Thank you all! I really hope I can get to a point that painting people doesn't stress me out!

Claire M said...

Nice collection of paintings. I'm glad to hear that you are also challenged/intimidated by painting people. It is one of my goals for the year - to do more of them. I'll have fun watching your posts for people too.