Saturday, August 9, 2008

Saturday Painting time!


watercolor journal page 3 winston sm
Originally uploaded by sbergeron00

Today I spent several hours with some of my cousins who are in town getting to visit and we had the opportunity to videotape my grandparents telling stories. What an awesome experience!

Then I came home and deciced that I HAD to make some art. I pulled out a photo I took of my dog Winston last summer on a really hot day. He so didn't want to move. I figured that it was a perfect time to get a photo. :)

I sketched first with pencil, then with the ink and finally with some Albrecht Durer Watercolor pencils. This was such an odd angle that it was a challenge to get Winston to "look right" I also decided not to draw the grain in on the wood of the bench, I figured it would make the painting look too busy. what do you think??

I hope you are having a great weekend!
cheers, SB

10 comments:

susan said...

How neat! I love your tulip also. I will have to drag out my colored pencils, you have inspired me. Keep drawing....sounds like you are having a great weekend with your grandparents, etc.

Kathleen said...

I think you made a good choice less is more - and the bench does not compete for attention but then again a bench would have a hard time upstaging Winston

kazumiwannabe said...

Cute! he seems very determined to stay on the chair!

Sandi said...

Oh boy...Winston has that look that dogs get....not movin'', not doin' it look....you captured it in the eyes perfectly!

Mark said...

I know that look of a dog (I'm not ready to come in yet leave me alone).
Very good at capturing that look in a Westie. I enjoy your Drawings very much.

purplepaint said...

Oh how sweet! This is really good and captures his personality so well!

Carol said...

Great (and fun) piece. You were right - ignore the grain of the wood and focus on the hair of the dog!

Anetka said...

good choice as the bench doesn't need as much attantion:)
beautiful painting - great work.

freebird said...

I agree. The woodgrain is definitely not needed. You did a great job on Winston, especially his nose. It looks soft and damp just like a dog's nose should look ( I have trouble with their noses so I paid attention to it).

Kunstrxns said...

Love it, the wood looks woody without grain.