Tuesday, March 03, 2009

2 new paintings

One larger, one smaller. My second-ever water media class, which was seven weeks one,one session per week, is over. The top picture is the last one that I made, and it took me two sessions of class to make it. It is an illustration for an imaginary children's story that I haven't written yet, but it is as of yet unnamed.

The second is a postcard I did at home when I bought some new Micron brushes on sale for $2.39 each at Utrech, and 4 new tubes of paint. I used ONLY those brushes and paints to make the picture. They are: ultramarine blue, golden Lake, Verzino violet (which looks like pink to me) and Alizarin Crimson. It's fog rolling in off Lake Huron at the Piner with bank swallows. I was going to paint some larger (closer) ones but decided I liked the minimalist look. Both are made on Arches cold press paper.

3 comments:

bluerose said...

These turned out lovely! I like all the different colors in the buildings on the top one.

Mary Stebbins Taitt said...

Thank you! It's my favorite part of the painting, all those colors! :-D

Moineau En France said...

springtime...spring pictures! lovely, both of them. mary, you have so many great new art posts! i lost your email address when i got my mac upgraded and wanted to forward you a mailing i got today with some great psychedelic photos/mandalas... just thought they might be inspiring for you... if you like, would you send me an email at moineau@charter.net? nice to see your beautiful face and art.