Saturday, September 17, 2011

Little Pine

Painted yesterday with Leslie, a long time water color student of mine. She takes fabulous photos of the California Sierra mountains, and this watercolor was painted from one of those photos. It shows a little pine growing out from between a crack in the rocks still covered by late spring snow. We started off with the lighter, largest value areas, and finish off with the darker value areas and finer details. Values and colors are the important thing here with just enough detail to get the job done. I think that I can do a looser painting than this one, but that will have to wait for another water color day. Love those water color days!

8 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

So beautiful and I'm rooting for that little lone pine!

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Wonderful!!

Carol Blackburn said...

Lovely one, David. If there is a speck of soil, something will eventually grow out of it.

David Lobenberg said...

Thanks, Autumn, Cynthia, and Carol. Isn't it fantastic the way life sprouts out everywhere on this good earth?

Barbara M. said...

Fabulous David. A touching painting.

Ciao,

Barbara

David Lobenberg said...

Barbara, a "touching" painting with that measley-ass tree in the foreground?! :-)

Yun said...

Thank you for the step-by-step lesson! I love the way you treat the front rocks.

David Lobenberg said...

Thank you, Jun.