Sunday, October 29, 2006

New Watercolor



Well, as you can see, I was trying to take a photo of the new watercolor I sketched out and have been working on but little Dudley decided he wanted to be in the photo as well. No matter what I did, he would come over and lay down on my watercolor paper and then come up to me and stick his nose right in the lens of the camera. I really was able to get some adorable photos of him, without even trying. So, he's getting featured in my blog, along with the painting and why not, he is definately cuter then anything I've been showing in my blog!!

I love to take walks for exercise and the other day while I was out, I collected lots of fall leaves. They really inspired me to create another fairy painting to incorporate the leaves into. I sketched out a fairy on my 9 x 12 watercolor block. A block is a pad of watercolor paper, where all the pages are attched to one another. When you are finished with your painting, you cut the piece of paper off with a letter opener or dull knife. This allows you to paint without the paper buckling while you work.

I'm using quite a lot of metallic paint on this one and the fallen leaves she is standing behind, are very colorful. I'm actually halfway finished with the painting now and will post photos of the finished piece when I'm done. It's not unusual for me to work on a couple of different watercolors at once, it gives me variety . Right now, this small one is giving me a much needed break from my larger painting. When I start to take things too seriously, I need to take a step back and take a break. Working on something different can really do the trick.

6 comments:

Marilyn said...

What a great "helper" you have Ruth!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Marilyn, he's my little buddy and quite a mamma's boy.

C'est Chouette said...

LOL~ What a cute nose!!

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Sharon, he was pretty excited about being in the pictures that day. What great close-ups I got of his little face.

Lori said...

Ruth ~ Ohhhh my goodness ! I was looking at your blog and just fell in love with your baby !!! What precious pictures !

Ruth Welter said...

Thanks Lori, I figured you would like those photos of Dudley. He was being quite the little model that day.