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Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Painting a Day - Day 35 - Fan Palm

Day 35 - Fan Palm
right-hand side of Palm Tree spread in Puerto Rico watercolor journal

Sorry I didn't post this yesterday. It was painted with watercolors, after an initial loose sketch in graphite and is based on a journal page in my Puerto Rico watercolor journal. I fell in love with the palm trees there and did a whole spread in my journal. I think I may do another palm tree painting today.

I do really like the spontaneity of the journal page better than the painting. Sketching from life often is preferable to using my sketch as reference. But here it is. Day 35. What do you think?

In my journal I always sketch with a PITT pen first and then add my watercolors. In my painting, I decided not to use the pen lines. Perhaps today I will re-create the same image but use the pen. Who knows! Maybe I'll paint a cow instead!

1 comment:

JoAnn said...

I like the Thursday painting of the palm the best, the one without the pen. It just seems looser.

But what do I know?