The View From My Art Desk
I’m working on a new series of owl paintings. I wanted to share the evolution of how I develop a painting. First I sketch out the basic ink drawing several times to get the design I’m envisioning in my mind. I use sketch paper and go through piles & piles!
Then I add in special aspects like crowns, bubbles, stripes and flowers to give the design the light-hearted character I try to have in all my Lupita paintings.
Once the design is all set, I draw it on watercolor paper and start the color selection.
I love to combine unexpected colors and I try to always use a touch of bright pink.
And here she is – my first owl painting. I’m calling it “Sweet Owl” and hope to make a few more Lupita Owls over the next couple of days.
This painting is now up in my online Art Shop ~ here and I hope to take it in to the MSAA Gallery later on this week.
Sending wishes for a beautiful day,
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