Thursday, October 24, 2013
Feather Series - Variety Study
A Variety of Feathers - Study
8x5in watercolor and graphite on paper NFS
Another friend from the Artists Guild came in with
a bag of the most wonderful assortment of feathers.
Karen Curry - thank you... thank you!
I used one of those spiky flower holders - frogs- to
hold the feathers as I observed them.
I started the exploration of the different textures and
shapes with the mechanical pencil and then I moved
into a pale watercolor wash. Before it was dry I
began using the wonderful AQUARELLE GRAPHITE
pencils and white Caran D'Ache-Pas ll, water soluble
crayon/pastel. Now I want to figure out how to make
a painting from this. I am sure you all agree,
what works as as a drawing does
not always transition well in paint.
Labels: aquarelle graphite pencils, assorted feather study, julie ford oliver daily painter. blog, still life. julie ford oliver, watercolor
I am a painter living in Las Cruces, NM. After many years as an illustrator I turned to fine art to develop my own artistic voice. I currently teach talented and enthusiastic artists in oil, acrylic and egg tempera painting. I am also a member of the Artist Guild of Southern New Mexico.