Sunday, January 04, 2009

Pow-Wow Indian WIP 5



I have worked in two sessions to paint the top hat and start the feathers in the hat band. Now, I want to work on the beaded hat band next. This is fairly detailed work and with my limited time this week I probably will not have much to update very soon. This is still an enjoyable painting to work on, though. I am eager to see some of the colorful bead stripes go on this hat band. I like how adding that hat adds dimension to the figure.

5 comments:

Ann Stubenrauch said...

Hat makes a lot of difference. Be sure and try the fan brush to give that little feathery touch which also softens the edges. Love the strength of the jawline and the intensity in the eyes. Ann

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks, Ann! I will do that technique with the fan brush when I get to that part of the feathers to soften the edges a bit. I will use that especially for those huge feathers arising from his back, I would love to see how those were attached back there!

Vicki Greene said...

Wow, what a wonderful job on this painting. I am really enjoying watching this one. You are good!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Vicki,

You might want to reserve that comment until you see how I do with this hat band! It promises to be a bit dicey, to say the least! Keep hangin' with me, though!

RHCarpenter said...

Susan, no pressure, but this just might be my favorite painting of yours so far. Crossing my fingers but don't need to - you're taking it slow and easy and this is gonna be a winner.