Monday, August 17, 2009

Black and White Watercolor on Canvas

I took workshop recently, and one of the paintings I began working on was a sunset over water with a boat in the water.

As we learned composition rules, we were required to create tonal pencil drawings of our painting before starting.

During the workshop, I only got as far as the drawing and when I got home, my daughter saw it and begged me to paint it in black and white.

I debated the idea for a while, but finally gave in and this was the product. She’s so in love with this painting it’s hard to put it up for sale – but I didn’t name it after her “Ellen’s Boat”.

It’s painted completely with Payne’s Grey – which is not completely black and actually has a bit of a bluish tint to it when watered down.

I used YES canvas and painted the sides so it can be hung just as it is, or it can be framed. I think it would look fantastic in a floating frame!!

Let me know what you think of this monochrome – black and white watercolor.

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2 comments:

Marionette said...

Melanie,
Great job! Looks like a very challenging assignment and you nailed it!

Aloha from Kauai,
Marionette

Creativesque said...

This looks fab!