Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Orleans Street Musician

Today I pulled up a reference photo of a black street musician from New Orleans. I displayed the image on my computer screen and drew or sketched it in watercolors in my watercolor sketch book. One of the things about watercolor is that there is an unpredictable quality about it sometimes. When I paint in watercolors I know that each attempt I do of a subject will simply be unique and different from all the others because of all the accidental things that happen that I have no control over. This is on heavy water color 5.5 x 8.5" paper and it took me about 30 minutes to paint. I didn't do any prelim pencil drawing. I sketched it all with one Japanese calligraphy brush in watercolor.

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