I'm having a great time this week in a workshop taught by Eugene Oregon artist Geoff McCormack. He gave us a demo on how he creates his beautiful rock textures, and I set to work doing a preliminary series I call "Rock Paper Scissors". This colorful painting is #1 in the series; I created a more neutral colored version (changing the drawing/composition slightly) in the #2 version. These 2 paintings are all watercolor, 10 x 14 inches. I took pictures of both paintings in progress (and still not quite complete--I need to add more values).
Here is the second in the series (Rock Paper Scissors #2). Notice the different composition and the choice of colors.
Admittedly I haven't been using my blog as often as some artists do, but since I'm very fond of showing & describing how a painting is built (from the ground up), I thought I'd post the various stages of one of my recent paintings "Rose Grid".
You can see that I started out with a mottled, stamped background (this is acrylic on Tyvek paper by the way).
Next, I drew a grid on the paper and created a vase (actually two vases) of flowers.
I added some more flowers and a few leaves (some are collaged on) and called it "Rose Grid". Enjoy!
Artist Liz Walker
I'm a painter/art instructor who lives and works in Portland, Oregon.
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