Welcome to my 30 year painting retrospective. Whether you simply take a brief look at the paintings or you go a bit deeper and discover the deeper meaning some of them have for me by reading the descriptions I hope you'll enjoy your visit. (To enlarge paintings click on them.)

February 8, 2011

WATERCOLOR and INK


I'll begin with a few watercolors here that I've combined with pen and ink.  Its fun to do and gives a little different effect than a painting done in purely watercolor.  While there are many ways to draw and shade with pen and ink, I chose to do my shading with dots in the paintings below.







"Setauket Lake-Autumn"   5" X 10"   Watercolor/Ink








"Silk Poppies"   12" X 9"   Watercolor/Ink







 "Fruit Bowl"   10" X 8"   Watercolor/Ink





This next picture is a close up of top right section of the painting above.  It shows how I used the ink dots to give shape to the fruit and leaves by using less or more of them accordingly.  As you may have guessed, it takes a lot of patience to do this!











10 comments:

  1. I like your style, especially "Setauket Lake-Autumn" and "Silk Poppies". I am into watercolor as well, and I like combining it with ink pen too. It's interesting that you took a completely different route for your fake journal. I can't wait to see your third blog with tutorials, it would be very useful!

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  2. Hi, Judi! I followed the link from your fake journal blog to your real blog. I love your work, your use of color, and your willingness to try various techniques and styles. I've only looked at the first page so far, but will come back and check out the "older posts" when I can.

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  3. Thanks Michelle. I just popped over to your blog and your work is fantastic! My husband was looking over my shoulder at the time and said to tell you he agreed!

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  4. All of your works are great! I like the lake painting! Thanks for sharing this!...Daniel

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  5. Thanks so much, Daniel. :-)

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  6. Hello Judi, what a talented lady you are. I popped from Strathmore to see your blog (glad I did) these dots make all the difference to the painting and worth taking the time I feel

    Love Dawn xx

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  7. this is beautiful, judi! i was recently reading an article about using dots to shade - this is a beautiful example!

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  8. I really like this style, Judi. I first drew with pen & ink when I learned about Zentangles. I tried a few with watercolor, but they are not as vibrant as yours. Your colors are just beautiful.

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  10. Thanks Dawn, Alice and Gloria for your comments and for looking in!

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