8/27/09

VISITORS

Getting to paint with friends is such a treat, but this week I realized that rest had to come first. It's not been three weeks since surgery, and my body gets tired way faster than I expect.

These little birds visit my feeder constantly and never seem to tire. This painting is on my favorite surface to paint on - YUPO! There's some charcoal dust tossed onto a spritzed area and some pencil work, but mostly, it's transparent watercolor. There is a lot of untouched white in the background, but it shows here with a bluish tint. YUPO can be tricky to photograph accurately, but you get the idea.

It's so much fun (and so intimidating) to explore and find my way when trying new methods for approaching a painting. It's all so worth it. Happy painting.

"VISITORS" Transparent Watercolor with Charcoal and Graphite on YUPO 18 x 15"

7 comments:

jgr said...

This is beautiful! I love the soft but detailed texture, the colors, everything!

Barbara Sailor said...

Having been through the 'knee ordeal' I can certainly relate to what you have been going through and am impressed that you are painting and taking up your activities so soon. I can remember being totally exhausted, and I think tht is normal but doesn't last too long. I love this little bird painting and am glad that you mentioned that you left some of the white of the Yupo paper to remain. Sometimes I think that I have to cover every inch of the Yupo with paint.

Peggy Montano & Paintings said...

This is lovely.
I wish Yupo painting came out this beautiful for me.

Vicki Greene said...

You just do wonderful things with yupo.

milindmulick said...

Love this..

Joan Sandford-Cook said...

Awesomely gentle piece - something you should be thinking about for yourself - a little bit of TLC and not taking on too much too soon. Wish I could allow myself to work in such soft colours but when I do it, the piece looks half finished!! You sure have some magical qualities with that brush.

Cynthia said...

What a wonderful piece!!!