Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Sparhawk Cotton Mill, Yarmouth, Maine

Sparhawk Cotton Mill, Yarmouth, Maine
Painting by me, Mary Stebbins Taitt
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New Painting, worked on it for four days.  Like all day.  (For hours and hours.)

Tuesday, June 04, 2013

Baboon Loon and Racoon Dropped in a Balloon

Baboon Loon and Racoon

Dropped in a balloon
I made a second water color for Ballookey's pocket on 7 x 10 Arches 140 lb paper, another illo of San Cassimally's Animal Carnival.  This completes my work in and for this mole, so I will be packaging it up and sending it off to Mike soon. I did this one with the water brush again, but I will probably switch back to regular brushes.  Except for en pleine air work, or for certain things they're good for.  Fine detail work, for one thing. (The Koi brush is really good for detail.)

Sunday, June 02, 2013

Aardvark, Shark, Lark, Ark, Dark

Aardvark with Shark and Lark
Sailed in their ark (in the dark)
This is a pocket item for Ballookey.  It's watercolor on 140 lb cold-pressed Arches paper, 7 x 10.  It was entirely painted with the water brushes that you fill with water.  I got two new ones and wanted to try them out.  One is a fine point Koi that came with a field set, which I'd never used, so I used it last night and in the wee hours this morning when I couldn't sleep.  The other is a Niji flat.  I painted most of the painting with Niji and then added the detail with the Koi brush.

This is theoretically for the series I am doing of San Cassimally's book, Animal Carnival.  However, as you can plainly see, it is in a different medium and different style than the others, so I will probably redo it?  (Or redo the others?)  I just really wanted to play with watercolors.