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artastic
07-16-2013, 06:20 PM
I have done all these either as plein air (will post a couple done previously as plein air) and the others in my 6x9 wc paintbook that I use for plein air.
all are watercolor and ink, usually takes me an hour or less to draw in ink, then another to color with WC., or the other way around.

these two were inked first then color added
I did these at the greenhouse, those cute teapots (I will have to do another)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/104250-teapots.jpg

I did my pansie orchids as soon as I got them, this is actually in a 6x6 sketchbook

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/104250-orchid.jpg

now for this WDE , I painted first then inked in later, more fun I think getting the colors to moosh together.
first the railway crossing, looking east at a town I grew up in called Briercrest.

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/104250-prairies.jpg

then the fenceline in my friends pasture

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/104250-fenceline.jpg

a quick one with limited palette of the fountain (no ink)

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/104250-wascana_fountain.jpg

and my favorite: the geese

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/16-Jul-2013/104250-nursery.jpg

this is called the nursery because the canadas will appoint a nanny to look after all the babys (sometimes there are two or three) while the parents go foraging or swimming, they will often have goslings of several age groups all together, from kindergarten to teenagers


I am going to do a few more in my 6x9, so please come back

Lakish
07-16-2013, 06:33 PM
Wonderful work! I like them all, but my favorite is the railroad...I love the depth you got into this pic...The orchids I like the tiny bit of the blue vase...

Am learning from all you talented people!!

Kish

mginsberg
07-16-2013, 10:55 PM
Whoa! You're quite prolific! Excellent job.

artsy_lissa
07-16-2013, 11:19 PM
:clap: I'm partial to the pansy orchids but I love them all and admire your style. ~Liss

skappy
07-17-2013, 12:52 AM
Very good Bonnie Pansy orchids are gorgeous love the RR xing
Robert

juliet45
07-17-2013, 04:37 AM
Such a lot of work! I like the pansies best of all. Nice composition.

crispur2005
07-17-2013, 05:13 AM
I love them all, especially the geese. I first saw them in Stanley park in Vancouver and was amazed at how many there were and how well they co existed with all the people visiting the park.

connievanwinssen
07-17-2013, 07:04 AM
Great! The railroad crossing is my favourite:)

breadmerchant
07-17-2013, 08:04 AM
You busy creative person..like them all,,, especially the cute baby geese in their huddle, and the fence posts.

artastic
07-17-2013, 09:52 AM
thanks everyone, when one is hosting I have the advantage at having all these photo refs at my disposal

I still want to paint one more, but here are a couple quickies I did last night
watercolor sketches
1/2 hr each
the boys (6x6)
my dh, his brother and an older friend of their dads,

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2013/104250-boys.jpg

tall vases from the greenhouse 4x6 hot pressed paper

http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/17-Jul-2013/104250-vases.jpg

surob
07-17-2013, 11:17 AM
Nice job on your own refs. I like "The Boys". I downloaded it as well as some others. Thanks again for hosting!

Deano
07-17-2013, 03:11 PM
Visiting this thread is much like strolling through a fine gallery, Bonnie. Thank you!! :)

justjean
07-17-2013, 10:24 PM
All 6 are great, my fav is the train tracks

Paulafv
07-18-2013, 09:39 AM
My favorite is the railroad crossing as well - it seems to be the winner. The loose watercolors made this picture so well received, I think.

Mary Y
07-18-2013, 08:25 PM
Bonnie ,
These are lovely I particularly like the railway and the geese.
(I attempted the geese in W/C and it turned out like a snake guarding some fungi)
Lovely to see how you painted your photos.

Scotkatidid
07-23-2013, 11:55 AM
Luv them all Bonnie, but I esp love the remoteness of the scene and the perspective on the railroad tracks.

oldrockchick
07-23-2013, 12:32 PM
wow - you had a busy old time, but some beautiful results...