Wednesday, May 15, 2013

sketchbook :: lilacs

I've always said that it is a good spring when my lilac bush blooms.

Monday, May 13, 2013

Storm Passing

Storm Passing
watercolor on cold pressed paper
7.5 x 9.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

This one sat a little too long in progress, and I probably messed with it a little too much, but here it is anyway. I liked the dramatic light in this scene, captured when a tropical storm was passing just off the coast while we were at the beach last year. And yeah, I am still having fun painting the surf.

Monday, May 6, 2013

what to sketch

When I don't know what to sketch, I grab some produce from the fridge. Not a bad way to spend some quiet time with my paints, practicing color, light, texture and form. And then these items became part of our next day's dinner.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

splash and splatter

Shoreline VI
watercolor on cold pressed paper
5.5 x 7.5 inches
©Ann Thompson Nemcosky

As you can see, I am still fascinated with painting the surf. The movement and color, a captured moment. Although with this one I tried a more subdued palette - is that possible for me? And I experimented with a bit of splatter, where I discovered that you can indeed splatter masking fluid, just don't expect to ever use that brush for anything else ever again. I have since picked up a couple of cheap toothbrushes for my splattering fun.


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