View Full Version : WDE: June 21st, Sally Lightfoot Party Crab

Lake of Trees
06-23-2013, 11:25 PM
Hi Everyone,
Sigh... This painting has confirmed my ability to paint in watercolor is not my best skill. For my next painting I will be switching back to oil.

Now about this "party" crab. I used WC on a 9"x12" WC paper. I spent 3 hours on this piece. The last hour I was trying to rework everything, which then muddied up my back ground. No turning the crab into a pillow this time.:wink2:

Party Crab

06-24-2013, 02:12 AM
This has great colour and is vibrant - almost pointillism effect. Well done. Don't be too hard on yourself - even the masters reckon if they get one in four they are lucky. Watercolour is always a challenge - that is why we keep trying :D

06-24-2013, 02:54 AM
I like the colours you used! Makes it a very happy painting:)

06-24-2013, 06:07 AM
Nice and Cheerful paiinting Thaesha with watercolur water and paper are the secret I like the pointillist effect you ve got

06-24-2013, 05:32 PM
All that colour and rhythm.... feels like a party to me ! I like this a lot !

Mary Y
06-25-2013, 12:56 AM
I love it -- gorgeous colours.

06-25-2013, 07:47 AM
Hey Thaesa :wave: hot party colours:clap:

06-25-2013, 01:30 PM
Love the colors!

06-25-2013, 01:33 PM
Lovely warm colors.

06-25-2013, 02:27 PM
Wow, Thaesha, love the vibrancy with this critter!

06-25-2013, 07:25 PM
This crab is certainly the life of the party. He found an environment to camouflage himself inside :)

06-25-2013, 08:52 PM
Love the colours, very strong and vibrant just right for a party.

06-25-2013, 09:13 PM
Totally rockin crab. I love your colors!

06-26-2013, 06:35 PM
:clap: :clap: :clap: Thaesha! I love the colors and the beautiful crab in the middle. They say that watercolor is the hardes medium to use and I agree. In any case, you did marvelously!:wave:

06-27-2013, 05:19 AM
very well done love the color

06-27-2013, 08:24 AM
I like that crab in the almost confetti-like BG!

06-27-2013, 09:13 AM
Great job this week. What a festive crab :D

06-27-2013, 10:14 AM
Very colorful..ike the pointillism effect...don't give up on the water colour yet...try pin and wash with water colour and you will like that and come back to w/c!