Sunday, February 3, 2008

Oregon coast


I was fooling around on the back of a reject painting and ended up with this. It's loosely based on a photo a friend took at the Oregon coast. There are obvious problems with it, but I decided to leave it as is, knowing that if I touch it again, I'll most likely ruin what I like about it.

Watercolor with pen & ink

16 comments:

Donn said...

You did very well on salvaging this painting. Using the pen and ink dit the trick. Nicely done.
I'm just beginning with pen and ink.

Anonymous said...

Love the wet-in-wet painting -very atmospheric.
Shirley
http://www.paperandthreads.com

Kate (Cathy) Johnson said...

I like it a LOT, Sharon...wonderful combination of mediums and techniques...

peachtreeart said...

I love the dark wintery feeling you captured.

Sandy said...

A true watercolor effect here, quite mesmorizing.

africantapestry said...

this is really beautiful sharon and it says clearly "Don't touch!" it is perfect with so much atmosphere...
ronell

Ann said...

Yes, stop right there, it's lovely just the way it is!

Bill said...

Lovely cool mood. Nice work with your color. Beautiful.
I've always liked pen and ink and watercolor (called in England, "pen and wash," I think). I have done a lot of sketches this way, but for some reason can't bring myself to do a painting on regular watercolor paper, beginning with a solid ink drawing! I will, tho. Promise.

Emma Pod said...

This is really beautiful. I like the ethereal, misty/foggy quality. Very pretty indeed! I also live in Oregon! We're lucky to have so many great places to draw and paint.

BMoon said...

This is such a moody painting, just love it.

E-J said...

Yes, don't touch it! It's lovely!

juj said...

I love that tree in the background - it has such character and makes a lovely focal point, and I love the touches of white, and the loose lines, and the subdued color . Wonderful.

Lorraine Evans said...

I love this style of painting you did a grat job

Rock Kyndl said...

Very painterly.

m allison r said...

HI. I am wondering what kind of pen you use with your watercolors to avoid the problem of the ink smearing...

Sharon said...

I used a dip calligraphy pen with Higgins ink, after the painting was completely dry.I have a lot of trouble with the pen "blobbing" out on me, as you can see on the right side.