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Beauty of the Deep - Watercolor (1999)

Given that I love to work with washes and layer my colors, it's no surprise that I have more watercolor works in my collection than anything else. This is one of my older pieces, a quick macro study of a jellyfish, where I got to toy a bit with transparencies and effects of the light.
by off-the-path
Fri Jan 28, 2011 2:57 pm
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: Beauty of the Deep - Watercolor (1999)
Replies: 0
Views: 1174

@Menolly: Only rarely do I work with actual canvas (twice in the last 14 years). Both of the images in question were painted on scraps of mat board, but the pieces were not cut from the same sheet. They appear to be the same paper weight, though. And both were painted on the smooth side. Would that ...
by off-the-path
Mon Jan 24, 2011 8:23 pm
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: Laughter in Violet - Acrylic (1998)
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Pothos - Acrylic (1999)

This is my only other acrylic. It's a much smaller piece than the first, roughly 6x6, and painted with a much tighter style than my norm. If anything, it's more a stippling effect in places than true blending, but the color seems less choppy here.
by off-the-path
Mon Jan 24, 2011 7:32 am
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: Pothos - Acrylic (1999)
Replies: 1
Views: 1153

Both are excellent, though I especially love the second. The attention to detail is incredible!
by off-the-path
Sun Jan 23, 2011 11:04 pm
 
Forum: I Am Ready For The Fury
Topic: Uni-Peg
Replies: 9
Views: 2666

Thanks for the tip. I didn't have that problem with my other acrylic piece, so I'd been wondering. But Pothos was worked in a much tighter style than my norm, so maybe I just wasn't fighting against fast-drying paint as much...?
by off-the-path
Sat Jan 22, 2011 7:36 am
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: Laughter in Violet - Acrylic (1998)
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Kudos! The fluidity of your style captures the mood very well! I haven't been up to Old Forge in a while, and your painting made me miss those quiet days...
by off-the-path
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:14 pm
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: Old Forge, NY
Replies: 4
Views: 1943

Laughter in Violet - Acrylic (1998)

This is one of my older pieces. It uses a technique similiar to what I use for my watercolors, slightly modified for the thickness of acrylic. The colors didn't blend as well as I had hoped, and the transitions sometimes seem a little choppy. Any suggestions, since acrylic isn't my usual medium of c...
by off-the-path
Fri Jan 21, 2011 3:03 pm
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: Laughter in Violet - Acrylic (1998)
Replies: 5
Views: 1393

Your technique is very soothing to look at. Thanks. The layering of washes has become something of a signature to my painting over the past few years, with very few exceptions. I like it for the illusion of depth that it creates. But especially with the lighter colors it does have a very relaxing e...
by off-the-path
Fri Jan 21, 2011 8:19 am
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: French Quarter
Replies: 2
Views: 944

johnwalkeasy wrote:The great details make this painting. The blue trees and light sky. Give a peaceful feeling.


Peaceful, but alive. You can almost see the motion in the
anches as they catch the light. The moment is captured unbelievably well. Kudos!
by off-the-path
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:26 am
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: THE DANCING TREES - Oil Painting
Replies: 2
Views: 1287

French Quarter

French Quarter (2003)
8x10 watercolor

French Quarter was developed as an internal illustration for a limited-release publication on the art and literature of southern women. I've done several variations on this over the years, but the original remains my favorite.
by off-the-path
Thu Jan 20, 2011 12:21 am
 
Forum: Be Gentle
Topic: French Quarter
Replies: 2
Views: 944

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