Monday, January 17, 2011

Latest works

 The January projects for the Watercolor Workshop are all about analogous paintings. Instead of choosing the normal blue as the primary and blue green and blue violet as being the only combination I could think of, I decided to go with warmer colors and do something different.

I checked out what Zoltan Szabo had so say about analogous colors and chose a demo project from one of his books for the mountain scene below, and a simple cherries painting for the other one. I think it is fun to challenge our thinking once in awhile and it
keeps our paintings from being stale by questioning our color choices. I brought two 5x7 boards with w/c paper attached to them and did both of these during the watercolor session at the art club last Thursday. It was fun do finish them in one sitting. I think I need to get back into painting more and doing small studies like these seems to be the way to go.

The social committee at the art club here have a "mini" show coming up where we all will paint little 3x3-inch canvases and have a show. I think I will venture into the world of acrylics for this one. Wish me luck!


Vicki Greene said...

Both of these are so nice. Love that landscape!

Gary Keimig said...

good luck Susan on the acrylic. I just posted an acrylic I did last night and this morning on my miniature blog. Love your reds scheme. and your coyote story.
Thanks for the kind words on my blog. It really helps to know pothers appreciate what I am doing.
God bless,

chelsea said...

Such an amazing piece! Like this post!

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Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Thanks for stopping by and visiting Chelsea! Good to have you here and it was so nice of you to make good comments about my work and blog.