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03-11-2007, 12:02 AM
This is about 8x11 done with Derwent Watercolor pencils regular and Inktense. I painted this watercolor style. Lightly drawing in the color with the penicls and painting with wet brushes. I kept adding layers for shading and folds. It was done from a photo reference and the woman is speaking with another woman on her right. I didn't care for that so I abstacted the other woman and made her part of the background. Heh! Heh! I think it feels right good here in the Watercolor Plus Gallery!
03-11-2007, 03:02 AM
wow that's a dangerous composition, but i like it. not many would dare to try this at home you know, but i feel it is very succesful. i have inktense pencils too and i'm still kind of wondering what to do with them so it's good to get some inspiration.
03-11-2007, 08:50 AM
Nancy, I have no idea what "inktense" pencils are but the painting is a success!!!!!!
03-11-2007, 12:07 PM
I love the folds in her dress, her pose, and the color of the necklace. Very fun to look at!
03-11-2007, 12:32 PM
Thank you all! For the compliments! I just realized some mistake. The shape of her right calf is off a bit. I think I can fix it. Wish me luck! It is amazing how we can pick up our mistakes when the image appears on our monitor. One of the bennies of WC membership.
03-11-2007, 12:37 PM
I wanted to post this painting too so posted it here as we are only to start one thread in a 24 hour period. It is also about 8x11 (I bought some watercolor paper on sale at Hobby Lobby so most of my stuff for the next year or so will all be the same size LOL). It is done with student grade watercolor tubes (Pro Art I think) and some pastel on the face and background. She is such a delightful model and I have done several paintings of her.
I just noticed I have to do something about that left eye. :eek: Will do!
03-11-2007, 01:53 PM
Nancy - Nice work on both of these! I like the first one a lot. You really did an excellent job on her dress.
03-11-2007, 02:36 PM
Pretty sure I commented on the purple lady somewhere within the past week or so, but it is so well done, no harm in mentioning it here. I like the skin tones as well as the pose and the dress - the whole thing is nice.
Sophie looks good too. Happy to see you putting brush to paper.
03-11-2007, 04:28 PM
Hey, Nancy, like that lady in purple! You must be feeling well today -- even with my window open, it feels hot in here. :) Sophie looks good, too; I'll come back to see the updates.
03-11-2007, 06:29 PM
Nancy - so glad you put these two here for us to see :thumbsup:
I love the pose on the first one and her hair - reminds me of one of the 'flappers' of the twenties.
As for the second one - I love the intense look on her face and her hair is amazing.
03-11-2007, 11:55 PM
Thank you all! Very much!
Carol; it almost made it to 80 degrees today. I spent some time in the back yard planting veggie seeds and putting them in the greenhouse. It WAS hot! No complaing one single bit. I overdid it though.
Do you have a balcony or terrace at your new place? If so, when I get over there I can bring you a few little veggies in pots. :) My tomatoe plants are a foot tall and blooming already. I am glad I set up the greenhouse though as it could get cold again.
03-12-2007, 12:14 AM
Both are lovely paintings..:)
03-12-2007, 12:25 AM
Thank you JJ!
love both these paintings, you people in this forum really inspire me!
03-12-2007, 12:44 PM
Thank you Lulu!
03-12-2007, 08:56 PM
03-12-2007, 11:00 PM
Thank you Wendy!
03-12-2007, 11:25 PM
WOW you Go Girl!!!
These are both wonderful,
you captured the feeling in both , one in posture and the other in the facial expression, well done Nancy
03-12-2007, 11:31 PM
WOW, WOW, and double WOW!! You're doing a fantastic job, there! :clap: :clap: :thumbsup:
03-13-2007, 09:58 AM
Kat and Becky; thank you both!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-13-2007, 07:31 PM
:wave: Hi! Nancy, Amazing work with the pencils, well done. Regards, Marianne
03-13-2007, 09:38 PM
Marianne, thank you so much!
03-14-2007, 04:41 PM
Your paintings are exactly the kind of art the Watercolor Plus Gallery was created for.
I really like the lady in purple. You are right, the woman next to her would have been distracting, I like your decision to abstract the shapes instead. :D
I've tried watercolor pencils a couple of times, but just couldn't get something I liked with them. You seem to have mastered them quite well.
I really like the way you've done Sophie's hair with all the different tones in it. Well done.
03-14-2007, 05:07 PM
Hi Nancy, loving both of your w.c pencil paintings,:clap: I have used the Derwent graphitint but not the inktense, I will have to give them a go, don't you just love the new gallery?
03-14-2007, 08:56 PM
Sylvia and Joanne, thank you very much!
03-23-2007, 02:53 PM
I missed this the first time around...love the pose and body language. Excellent.
The portrait is fantastic too!
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03-23-2007, 03:26 PM
Nancy thanks for sharing both of these are very lovely. The purple dress is wonderful.
03-23-2007, 09:55 PM
Tina and Shoshana, thank you so much!
03-26-2007, 08:13 AM
Love the lady in the purple dress and I really like the comp.
The portrait is lovely.
You have inspired me to get out my water colour pencils again.
03-26-2007, 01:56 PM
Hi Sharon! Thank you so much and happy painting!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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