Wednesday, October 20, 2010

drawing to paint

I had great fun with this piece..it was from a photo Mel provided and I decided to give it a go. The lesson learned from this piece is that a drawing that works and is in proportion is really the foundation of a good painting....drawing...the "secret" to painting..who knew?

10 comments:

magaliblog said...

This works so well with the light. I always enjoy your choice of colors and what you share on your blog so much so that I added you to my list of favorites on my blog.
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Thank you,
Magali

Carol Blackburn said...

Very nicely done, Annelein. :)

Mary Paquet said...

This one is wonderful, Annelein. I like how you have a secondary figure and the way you divided the space with value and shapes.

I fully believe that drawing is the secret to painting. That's why I've been going to a drawing class every Monday for five years.

meera said...

I love the composition, light/shadows and the colors!!!

Lynn Logan Roselli said...

Exactly! I decided to revisit a painting that was about to go in the garbage. I haven't seen it over a month. The problem..the drawing. I fixed it and now it here to stay for a while.

Cynthia Schelzig,Cynnie said...

yeah:)...whhoooo knew? :)
Love all the color in his clothing and the background behind him....your shadows are always so colorful tooooooo.

carlos diez said...

Good watercolour Annelein, with perfect drawing of the main figure, and contrast with the figure in the shadow.

ART-TRAVELLER said...

Really very nice Art Work , I like too much the way you are drawing and painting !!!!!!!!!!

Sandra said...

This is so lovely! I almost feel as though I am there, looking across the street on that bright, sunny day! I love the way you have used the colour in his clothing - Very cleverly done, and the spattering on the wall to create the texture too. Gosh, this really is wonderful! :0)

Debbie said...

Wow.. the light is perfect here Annelein..... I'm in awe of this!!!!