Sunday, March 22, 2009

More watercolor pencil

I would have posted these earlier, but I've been fighting another round of bronchitis this week. Fortunately, watercolor pencils are the ideal companion to hide out in the corner of a couch with. I have had these pencils for a while, but I would never have learned how to really use them to their full potential without the gracious teachings of Sherry Goshon.

I'm not crazy about the lettering on this one, but I love the way the bloom turned out. I used Macro Pearl pearl-ex powders to enhance the texture edging the petals.

This one is going to say "Love" with one letter in each corner once I give the darks another layer of pigment. I lost my black pencil and am finding it difficult to lay down a rich dark the way I'd like.

And this one -- yet another attempt at a white-on-white project -- is going to be "Grace".

I want to make a few more undersketches so I can take them along with me when we go to the Coast next week. I haven't been this excited about learning a new medium in a long time.


Carla said...

Very pretty.

Karen Becker said...

Judi, I love your new watercolor! Just beautiful work!

Jennifer Rose said...

the blooms look lovely :) very nice colours.

MaryO said...

I hope you're feeling better, Judi! Love your flowers!!!

Linda Fleming said...

Gorgeous, Judi! Love those colors and the texturing you added. Aren't these canvases fun?

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Beautiful watercolor!
Hope you get better soon.

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is gorgeous love the warm colours.

Kerry said...

They are lovely Judi! You have really taken off with the pencils! I do hope you feel better soon Judi!

HElen said...

Beautiful roses Judi!
for me - they are ones of the most difficult flowers to draw (not like I drew a lot :) )
You did them wondefully!