Wednesday, February 4, 2009

San Francisco Victorian

I had fun with this one.
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Watercolor--140# Acid Free Watercolor Paper.
15" h x 11" w

9 comments:

dominique eichi said...

I love the movements in your piece, great colors too. Glad you made the deadline

Bill Gavin said...

Thank you. I just did a rough drawing right on the watercolor paper. Then after painting some yellow, I drew in more shapes with the tubes of paint-- no brush at this point. A wet brush was then used to push the color around and blend. Finally some calligraphy.

Nancy said...

I love your interpretation! I wish I was more "artsy" instead of just copying the photo! Something to work on. Thanks for the inspiration!

Bill Gavin said...

Nancy-- Thanks. I'm trying to be more fluid, letting colors blend across the painting—not being so concerned with the boundry.

Angela Elledge said...

Hello Bill - I do so like the repetition of the round clouds and round bushes/trees. There is a delightful whimsy to your painting.

Joyfulartist said...

Nothing wishy-washy about your watercolor painting! I love your colorful rendition of this subject, it really stands out.

Bill Gavin said...

Angela--Thanks—I try to make the shapes relate through flowing lines—which show up under close inspection. I think the eye should be given direction...doesn't always work out.

Joyfulartist-- Thank you so much. I start with some idea in mind, then somehow the painting takes over and I just watch.

r garriott said...

I can tell you had fun. Your watercolor is really quite fabulous. Marvelous colors and I like all the repeating rounds shapes of the trees and clouds.

Bill Gavin said...

Thanks, I almost missed this one.