Thursday, January 27, 2011

We got snow down our backs

1)We got snow down our necks: watercolor with masking fluid and salt
2)first half of a collaboration with Ammon: pen and ink, touch of watercolor.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

"We got Snow in Our Boot!"

"We got snow in our boots," by me, Mary Stebbins Taitt

Water color and water color blocker. No gouache. (click image to view larger.)

This is the piece whose sketch I ruined and had to do over. I did it without references--I do better with references, but my computer was unavailable.

(At least I am feeling a little better today.)

I've been doing lots of other work but haven't had time to post it.

But we went anyway

"But we ran anyway," page two of an imaginary kids' story. Watercolor. I did the snowflakes and flying snow with both masking fluid and gouache.

Click image to view larger. (The scan isn't great either.)

I am still sick. :-(

Why I should never paint or do art when I am sick (or without sleep, as sickness tends to leave me):
  • I made a lot of stupid mistakes. :-(
  • I kept leaving the water color palette open when I wasn't using it and then setting my hand or arm or the Mole in it. :-(
  • I worked really hard on a sketch for the next piece and then proceeded to totally ruin it beyond redemption so I have to start all over again.
Luckily, this is my own Mole (round 3), hope things improve before the next one.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Not a good day

First round 3 painting, in my A4 landscape watercolor mole. Watercolor and gouache (snowflakes). Being up with insomnia (and being sick) is probably not the best time to paint--tired! Woozy! Didn't sketch first or look at any references, just painted. Prolly should have not painted the kids dead center. Oh well. Click image to view larger.

Sunday, January 09, 2011

Keith Arches Aquarelle

Or should I spell it Aqvarelle?

I painted this on the paper that covers a new pad of Arches watercolor paper. I am going to put it in the pocket of the next full-size mole that comes my way in round 2 or 3 (whichever comes first.) at is 7 x 10 and painted in gouache. There are real (unused) stamps on it. Some are to help mend the tears I made when removing the black cover sheet and others are to balance out those doing a mending job. I was going to use stickers, but couldn't find them. I will come back here later and announce whose mole got this painting. (Click image to view larger).

Saturday, January 08, 2011

Detail from new painting

This is a painting I am still working on--which is on 8.5 x 11 paper
(orange) done with gouache. The baby is the center of the picture,
about two inches from head to toe. It's hard for me to paint details
that small. But I like the effect anyway. At some point, I will be
posting all the pictures. It's for a children's book I am working on.