Tuesday, August 3, 2010

I think this is it.

When I have my weekend watercolor sketch painting workshop late this month at Ledgewood Creek Winery, this is the style I want to teach for the "sketching" part of the watercolor. One goes in with simple non-water soluble drawing lines with a Sharpie ultra fine tip pen and finishes up with loose watercolor washes. I'm happy with this style. The other watercolor sketch was done recently of a local park garden and arts center...Sharpie drawing followed up with watercolor washes, loosey goosey style.

8 comments:

lupus said...

David, I love this type of paintings, they are wonderful, the lines confusing between colours....Fantastic.

Big hug.

Enrique.

AutumnLeaves said...

David, both of these paintings are just so absolutely amazing to me. I love that you dimmed down the sunlight on the soil too. I've recently discovered that adding a bit of ink to my watercolors gives me a bit sharper of a look and I like that! I cannot handle either medium even remotely as well as you do. I'm truly awed by these pieces and they exemplify why I love watercolors.

David Lobenberg said...

Enrique. Glad you like my combo ink line/watercolor sketch. Big hug back!

David Lobenberg said...

Autumn, Spot on with your comment on dimming down the road! I also made the tree line less prominent. That seemed to help as well.

Bobbi Heath said...

I totally love these! Just the perfect way to capture a quick sketch. And so wish I was close enough to take your workshop.

Ali said...

I absolutely love this style! I wish I was close enough to take your workshop, but I'm from Texas. I was wondering if you have any pointers for this style? Thanks!

David Lobenberg said...

Ali, I always use a large brush to paint 90% of the image. I move the brush in different directions as I paint to keep the excitement level up. Never paint like a house painter with boring strokes going in the same direction. I also vary the pressure on my brush sometimes going from brush pushed down on the paper to a light touch where I'm almost lifting the brush off the paper. Then there is over 30 years of experience and becoming very comfortable with the medium!

Ali said...

Thank you very much! I appreciate it!