This was done for the Monthly Sketch Project and the photo reference was taken by Jennifer Rose .
Okay so I was doing this painting and it felt very blah at first so I had a moment of temporary insanity and went slap happy with the brush. I had just got done watching 3 episodes back to back of American Idol ,since I got behind watching the Olympics and with the first version of this painting Simon was saying this,"This painting is so dull ,spice it up next time. " So I did, now I don't know if he'll like it or tell me it looks like his Grandmother's wallpaper. I kinda like it myself.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
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This is from a photo I took while visiting Descanso Gardens in La Canada a few years ago. It is such a beautiful place. A must visit for all artists if you are near Glendale,California. I was influenced by an artist exhibit I saw of Frances Gearhart, an amazing woman artist from California from the Arts and Craft period. She did block prints and watercolor.
This is from a watercolor lesson Book . So it is not an original composition. It was a lesson in using only two colors,burnt sienna and windsor blue. It is a great book. I can not believe it was only $10 at Borders, but now it is $40!