Thursday, August 18, 2011

The ugly swan transformed

I very rarely use masking fluid but sometimes I do, and here is an example that I painted two days ago. It was painted on 140 lb. cold press Kilimanjaro watercolor paper a little larger than a quarter sheet. This will be the project for my watercolor class next week at The School of Light and Color in Fair Oaks, California. If a project like this looks interesting, and you'd like me to travel to your neck of the woods to put on a two or three day workshop on how to "control the flood", let me know. We'll figure out how to make it happen!

6 comments:

Kerstin Lungmuss - Rizi - said...

Eine fantastische Zeichnung. Die Spieglung im Wasser ... wonderful!
Liebe Grüße Kerstin

Carol Blackburn said...

Beautifully done, David. And, a great workshop project.

David Lobenberg said...

Kerstin, Vielen dank!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Carol. We'll see how my students do with this one next week.

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beauty!

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Autumn. I've got to tell you that while the swan was masked off and I was painting the surrounding water, I got to a point where I could have over worked it and made a real hash of it. Fortunately, I have enough experience behind me to listen to a little voice in the back of my mind that said, "David, put your damn brush down and walk away!".