Sunday, November 20, 2011

More Fall Leaves

Yesterday I was on the Westminster College campus and I found some leaves on the ground that I really liked. They were really bright and colorful and an interesting shape. So, I picked some up and brought them home to paint them:

(6x9)

(6x9)

I put veins in the leaves on the first one, but I didn't really like that so I left them off the second one. I think there is a secret to painting veins on leaves that I have yet to discover. I never like how it turns out when I try to paint the veins on leaves.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

A Watercolorist's Take on Subway Signage

I love subway signage and I wanted to try it, but on my own terms-- with watercolor. I had one sheet of watercolor paper left in a book and this is something I've wanted to try for some time now. So I figured why the heck not?! It was pretty fun and easy. There was something very liberating about smearing black paint all over the paper.

(11x15)

I think the reason I like subway signage so much is because I love words. It's not the typical message on subway signage but I couldn't resist. These are some of my all time favorite words. I would venture to guess that this is the most beloved E.E. Cummings poem ever. It is not the whole poem, obviously, but I couldn't fit many more words...I hope I spelled everything right!

Next time I'd maybe like to try it with some color behind the letters...?