View Full Version : Evening Respite

08-08-2007, 01:14 AM
This was done plein aire on the San Marcos river in Texas. It was coming on evening so I had to work fast. Watercolor on Arches cold pressed, 8x10"


ann chavez
08-08-2007, 05:32 AM
Charissa, that is so nice! it reminds me of some vintage book illustrations. nice work!

Old Tex
08-08-2007, 09:33 AM
I agree about the vintage look. Really like the foreground work in this, Charissa.

Diane Cutter
08-09-2007, 11:21 AM
I love all the detail, Sass, and the fact that you didn't go crazy with a lot of different colors! The limited palette is very soothing!


08-09-2007, 12:39 PM
Thank you, folks. I used to work in watercolors all the time. I don't know what lured me away from them. Ahhhhhh I know:D Printmaking and pen and ink. Well I suppose that I could do watercolor washes on them as I did this one but I love my B&W work so much.

Ranger Dan
08-09-2007, 05:13 PM
Beautiful Charissa! Watercolor's loss is our (fellow p&i-ers') gain!

08-10-2007, 05:23 AM
This is lovely Charissa. I do love the combination of Pen and Ink and Watercolours. Love the fact that you used a limited palette. :clap: :thumbsup:

Val. :wave:

08-10-2007, 12:49 PM
Thank you Dan. I may do more washes in the future but as I said I am hooked on P&I.

Val, thank you. I love doing water color plein aire. It is a challenge but one that I enjoy.

Jo Castillo
08-10-2007, 11:58 PM
This is a nice one. Looks like home! Our son lives in San Marcos.


08-11-2007, 12:38 PM
Jo, I went to school at SWT in San Marcos while living at Canyon Lake. Now I am thinking of moving to Marble Falls after my father in law is gone. I have family all over Texas and I miss seeing them.

08-26-2007, 01:39 PM
Charissa this is just lovely. Well done!