Deb Ward, GWS, OWS, PWS, WSI - WATERCOLOR/WATER MEDIA - My passion is teaching adult “beginners”. Weekly classes in my home; workshops; classes for Cincinnati Recreation Commission. My work is nationally recognized and published - see “Featured” on my sidebar. I’m a Signature Member of Georgia, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Indiana state Watercolor Societies, Cincinnati Art Club, past-President of Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society. Contact info below under “Class Information”

Thursday, June 23, 2011

SEEN THE USA - 4

Well, now I’m starting on the background – first coat of light washes.
More work on the background. Can this still be ruined??? Why, of course it can!
My thought was to layer miskit and paint, gradually building up the darker colors.
I also added some vegetation around the car.
At the end of this process, I hate the background. After removing the miskit it looks too “scratchy” to me. I may try more paint, or some collage or . . . it’s a do-over (which is the direction I’m leaning).
I had such high hopes for this one. Oh well, lesson learned. I’m very happy with the car itself, though!

5 comments:

Kimberly Vanlandingham said...

I can't believe you're not happy with this! I think it's wonderful!

Carol Blackburn said...

You can always say the car is in a hail storm and call it done. That's what it reminds me of. We had a hail storm the other day and I watch it bouncing off my car. Pretty much what this looks like to me. I do love the way you painted the car.

debwardart said...

Thanks Kimberly - but trust me, up close and personal it's no good!
Carol, that's a novel idea! They always say "paint a story"!!!

RH Carpenter said...

I tried to post a comment but Blogger said NO - or maybe you'll get 3 of the same thing from me?? Hate it when that happens and I've wasted my precious and most important brain cells coming up with something intelligent and witty and important!

debwardart said...

Rhonda - at least you wasted them on me!!!