Monday, March 29, 2010

New watercolors from the live model. Trying out Aquaboard!

It's been one of those days! I tried to upload this post several times already, and either my computer wasn't working or someone spilled juice on the floor or taxi duty called...SO! I'm going to be brief...some new watercolors from last week! This top one is on 300 LB watercolor paper.

This is a progression on an Aquaboard, a primed masonite board (used to be called Clayboard, I believe) just for watercolor.  It absorbed quickly, but still allowed to "wash away" areas after they dried.

I was able to add several layers of color, and may even add more to the background.

This is just the beginning of this beautiful pose.  I thought I would stick with "antique" and subtle colors - soft browns, beiges and blues.  Luckily the model permitted me to take some references photos, so someday...I may even finish it :)

You can see more of my watercolors of the female model in my Fine Art on Etsy shop.


Debra said...

These are beautiful paintings. They are so womanly. I love the colors.

Unknown said...

I really like this one because you can see the model :) I'm a life model and I'm all for championing models in general.

Anyway, your paintings are beautiful and feminine. I'd buy one!

Krystyna81 said...

Thank you for the kind comments!

Jessica...thank you for visiting my blog - I adore all of our fabulous models, and am so grateful for the inspiration!