Monday, April 18, 2011

Limited Palette Study

I have been doing so much sketching with my Doc Martin Hydrus watercolors, I thought I might have forgotten how to paint.  I found a charming reference photo in Wet Canvas Reference Library, and did this while watching Upstairs Downstairs last night.

Girl in Gold Skirt on Purple Chair 6 x 8 on  gessoed "bad" painting
The colors didn't scan too well, and Photoshop didn't warm it up as it is in real life, but I still sort of like it.  In "real life," the skirt shimmers.  She reminds me of my daughter-in-law, which makes it even better for me.


Jane said...

It is a lovely painting, the lady is just so relaxed, I like the atmosphere.

cathyswatercolors said...

Hi Dee, thanks for visiting my blog.Your art work is terrific. I am going to take a longer look. Upstairs Downstairs, wow it's been years since i watched that. Great paintings.

Dee Doyle said...

Thanks, Cathy, for stopping by! Thank you for your nice compliment, as I think you do some beautiful work as well. Upstairs Downstairs is "forty years later, i.e., 1936. Interesting ... Love your forsythia!