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Friday, March 21, 2014

Gardens and Parks, "A Shady Spot to Sit" by Penny StewArt

This is a very dark corner of my yard, but the sun peeks thru and scatters dappled patterns on the redwood furniture and the rocks.
I had a bit of trouble getting it to look right in the sketch.  It is an ACEO card, only 2.5 x 3.5 inches, watercolor and pen on 140# paper.  I like to make these tiny pieces of art because I trade and sell them.  This is #665, so I have made quite a few!  I sell them on Ebay and Etsy and Daily Paintworks.  This blog inspires me to paint things I would otherwise not have attempted.  I always need inspiration.

10 comments:

  1. Your painting looks so warm and inviting, and it must be a lovely place to sit in the sun and relax.
    I am always amazed at how much detail you get into such a small space. You are a skilled miniature painter.

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    1. Thanks, Jez! I do paint larger at times, but these are just fun to do!

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  2. A beautiful spot! I find small to be quite a challenge- well done!

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  3. Love your shady spot and the colors you used! ACEOs are such fun.

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  4. What a great shady spot. You did great with this piece Penny. It's very inviting and it seems like a secret hideaway. Nice job.

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  5. I love your thick black lines! Is this a bold pen or marker? And to get so much in this small area amazed me!

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  6. Great sitting group in the shadow. Nice work!

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  7. Lynn, the thick black lines were made with a 1.0 Ohto Graphic Liner. I started out with a .005 and I kept going darker and bolder because I wanted the sunlight to pop. "dark against light" different values is what makes or breaks a painting, according to most art books. I was pleased with the final result, but hated it at first.

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  8. you did a great job with all the sketch, specially the dark zones!

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  9. Tricky angles bravo for not backing down from the challenge

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