View Full Version : WDE Apr 29 - Two Messes

04-30-2017, 06:01 PM
well... tried another watercolor and not too happy with it. way too much fiddling when control started slipping away. 5 X 7 on Waterford Saunders 140 lb cold press. about 2 hours.

tried the challenge too. whole bunch of blind contours here. can you find which ones? :p i think like this better than the watercolor. maybe it will sell on ebay as a long lost Picasso. :evil: charcoal pencil on 9 x 12 sketch paper. about 10 minutes for all of them.http://www.wetcanvas.com/Community/images/30-Apr-2017/45731-blnd_contour.jpg

04-30-2017, 07:40 PM
Good ones Mike. I like your boat scene...very peaceful.

Looks like you had fun with the contours. Good job.


04-30-2017, 09:22 PM
Mike, stop beating yourself up. Your watercolor boat scene is very nice with soft color gradations and a calmness about it. The blind contours I can pick out the little girl, two cats, bulldog, and cactus...not sure about the marks on the right side.

05-01-2017, 12:58 AM
The Watercolor boat is amazing. It has a zen like feel .

05-01-2017, 04:25 AM
I love your watercolour - it has a nice calming atmosphere to it and I really like the way you painted the sky. I saw the same as Kay in your contour drawings - the girl and the bulldog came out well :)

05-01-2017, 05:46 AM
The watercolour is fine for me. Quite atmospheric and it avoids the common pitfall of making the boat way to dark. I like the contours too. The marks on the right must be the garden furniture, I recognise the legs.

05-01-2017, 09:54 AM
Not sure why you are unhappy with that w/c Mike..i think it lovely...great contour also ! tyree :)

05-02-2017, 10:15 AM
Not sure why you are unhappy with that w/c Mike..i think it lovely...great contour also ! tyree :)

Ditto :)

Charlie's Mum
05-03-2017, 11:11 AM
I agree with previous commenyts Mike - I think that w/c is serene and rather lovely!
The contours do indicate their subjects but you could as easily add colour and develop it into an abstract work! Great!

05-03-2017, 08:53 PM
I really like the soft colors and all the subtle gradations in the boat scene. The contour drawings are full of energy. Love that bulldog in the middle!

05-03-2017, 10:59 PM
Nice atmosphere on the sea scene, great fun contours

05-04-2017, 11:28 AM
Love your watercolour!

05-08-2017, 01:53 PM
Beautiful seascape!:)