Thursday, July 21, 2011

Raining Yellow

When it rains, it pours and on this sunny, hot day, it was pouring yellow. I naturally paint yellow wet-on-wet and let this first bright wash go desert, bone dry. Next I paint her top, jeans, and sun cast shadow in juicy wet-on-dry and let it go dry. What the heck, it's not in the photo, but this is MY painting...I paint a puddle of yellow at her feet. The background goes in wet-on-dry accept for the garbage can. I wanted that a nice rich wet-on-wet. Next the side walk "grey" goes down wet-on-dry and then turned upside down to get a little bit of blending going on. Why blend with a brush when you can blend by holding the paper up, down, side ways and every which-a-way. What's a sidewalk without gum on it! Got some chin link in there and the deed is done!

12 comments:

Anonymous said...

COOL FUN.

GRANNY FROM TAMPA

Carol Blackburn said...

This is totally awesome, David. Thanks so much for posting your progress shots and explaining what you did. I learn so much from you.

Dan Kent said...

Excellent - beautifully done. Love the result. I followed step by step and read it 3 times.

David Lobenberg said...

Anonymous,
Thanks, Granny from Tampa!

David Lobenberg said...

Carol, I'm so glad that you are learning a few things from me. That's partially what our art blogs are all about!

David Lobenberg said...

Great, Dan!

AutumnLeaves said...

So gorgeous, David.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Autumn. I too love it when the sky rains yellow.

corinne60 said...

merci beaucoup!
c'est toujours très enrichissant de voir la progression d'une oeuvre.

David Lobenberg said...

Corinne, Thank you very much!

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Barbara M. said...

You are the master David. I'm on holiday in Nova Scotia and have been trying some watercolour with marking. A great technique. I believe I credited you with giving me the idea on my blog. This is gorgeous. I like the claim -- "this is My painting." A good thing to remember.

Your fan in Pugwash, Nova Scotia,

Barbara