10/9/07

YUPO & 2 PAINTINGS - LONDON, ITALY & USA

This first painting, done with traditional, transparent watercolor glazing techniques, started with the 'good white shape' process (taught by John Salminen,) which helped to unify the diverse parts of the painting.

My photo reference was taken from the upper level of a London tour bus. This corner in London is comparable to Times Square in NY and is called Oxford Circus. The huge faces in the building's windows certainly caught my eye and added to the excitement of a great city!

"OXFORD CIRCUS" on Arches HP 140# 29" x 21" SOLD

The ancient fishing village shown below is on a small island in one of the northern lakes in Italy. There were paintings ready to be painted everywhere I looked. The textures were incredible. Lots of masking tape as well as transparent watercolor helped create the textured look I wanted."PESCATORRI" on Arches 140# CP 18 x 30"

Around here, crows scour the corn fields right after harvest. West Nile Virus also has scoured some of our crow population, hence the title of this painting. Transparent watercolor.

"CAWS FOR ALARM" on YUPO 40 x 26" SOLD

1 comment:

RHCarpenter said...

Sandy, these are wonderful paintings but I'd expect nothing less from an Ohio Watercolor Society winner :) Love your work and love to see your enthusiasm for watercolor!