Sunday, April 21, 2013

Saturday In The Park

I went to Maranatha High School yesterday with members of the Mid Valley Art League to participate in the ninth annual Saturday In The Park with the Masters event. These are images from my first painting session. It is a scene of the formal garden that has a large grassy area with a vine-covered pergola at one end and a covered veranda at the other. The morning sun was casting long shadows across the space.

I did a quick study sketch in my Aquabee Sketchbook to work out the composition, design, and colors using pen, watercolor and gouache. I used a 14" x 20" 140# Arches cold press paper for the final painting, beginning with a rough sketch in pencil, going over it with a Uniball Micro pen, accenting the shadows with a Pentel Sign Pen before painting it with watercolor. I finished it with white gouache for the highlights and a few touches of white and bright yellow pastel in the foreground.