Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The Lobster Boat "Sarah Louise" Revisited, a Before and After Example

I have been going over several watercolor paintings lately to improve the color.
Here is the most recent, before and after:

Lobster Boat "Sarah Louise" Belfast Harbor 7" x 10" - Before
Lobster Boat "Sarah Louise" Belfast Harbor 7" x 10" - Before
Lobster Boat "Sarah Louise" Belfast Harbor 7" x 10" - After
Lobster Boat "Sarah Louise" Belfast Harbor 7" x 10" - After
Overall, I like the result of the "going-over".  This is a good thing because, although it is straightforward to add to a watercolor, I have not found a way to remove color after it is there and dry.  The pigments I use have a tendency to stay put, even wet, but particularly after they have thoroughly dried.

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Small Works Series - 5" x 7"

Here are some of my 5" x 7" watercolor paintings.



Carter's Dories in Boothbay Harbor - Watercolor 5" x 7"
Carter's Dories in Boothbay Harbor - Watercolor 5" x 7"



Pemaquid Point Lighthouse - Watercolor 5" x 7"
Pemaquid Point Lighthouse - Watercolor 5" x 7"




Three Buoys - Watercolor - 5" x 7"
Three Buoys - Watercolor - 5" x 7"

My Small Works Series 5" x 5" and Smaller

There appears to be a movement toward painting small works.  I have been working on some small paintings.  Here is one of a lobster boat at anchor in New Harbor.



Lobster Boat At Anchor in New Harbor - Watercolor 3" x 5"
Lobster Boat At Anchor in New Harbor - Watercolor 3" x 5"
I also have several small series of seagull portraits. There are four of the following seagull that I painted more-or-less at the same time.  They are all slightly different.  Two of the four are facing toward the right, two are facing the left.  Here is one of the right-facing seagulls:


Seagull at Alewife Run - 1 of 2 - Watercolor 5" x 5"
Seagull at Alewife Run - 1 of 2 - Watercolor 5" x 5"
I painted another series of four, two each right facing and left facing, of a seagull pair at Pemaquid Point. Here is one of those:


Seagull Pair at Pemaquid Point - 1 of 2 - Watercolor "5 x 5"
Seagull Pair at Pemaquid Point - 1 of 2 - Watercolor "5 x 5"