Monday, February 23, 2009

experimental...



So... it turns out... I'm not so good at watercolors... yet:) I sure am good at too-muchery , which just happens to be the enemy of watercolors. I'm going to take a 'less is more' approach on my next try. Also, after working with a brush for a couple of hours - I've gained back the appreciation for command Z. Not so easy to 'redo' without it.

27 comments:

Jenn Ski said...

Wow! good job with the water colors.

Jill Browning said...

I think you're very good at watercolors. The paintings are lovely. I'm with you on the "undo" command. I wish my mouth had it sometimes!

Naomi said...

I love them, especially the kitty. But I do think the clean vector lines of color work really well with your style, especially on patterns…

debevans said...

I think it looks GREAT!

Billy said...

I love your watercolours! Why would you say "too-muchery" is an enemy? I think it´s so nice to see how an established artist, with an established style, works with another medium - and your transition to watercolour was great, I think.

But I´m with you a 100% on the command-z thing. I guess we only understand it when we don´t have it! :)

(then again, mistakes when painting are so good, aren´t they?)

Please show us more soon!

Little Brown Rabbit said...

I find that my brain automatically thinks "command Z" when I do anything wrong- like spill a drink or burn some food! Ha Ha! I think I've been using computers for way too long!

Your water colours are lovely :)

Peptogirl said...

I know what you mean - I wish there was an "undo" function for painting & crafting sometimes! Your experiment looks great to me!

Anna said...

Really nice watercolors! A person told me a long time ago that if your lucky you will be good at several things or great at one thing. Your vector work is fantastic and you have made such a great style with it!

carolyn Gavin said...

soo sweet. i think whatever medium YOU attempt, the outcome will be fab!

dropstitch said...

I love love love these, especially the three adorable girls. More watercolours please!

PaisleyJade said...

Wow - they look pretty amazing to me! Love the cat.

read me... said...

Helen, I absolutely love the top picture!

DeannaMaree said...

awww.. you're too hard on yourself, I think they're great! And yes.. I have opted for the ctrl z option lately too, much less cleaning up as well!

Charisa said...

If those are the ones that aren't so good and you need to "get rid" of them I'll take them from you :) I think they are awesome!

Heather Jerdee said...

Haha I'm right there with Charisa, because they look fantastic and so cute.

vanessa said...

I love command Z! But you don't need it these look great!

J said...

I like those, they're good!

Megan: The Byron Life said...

I wish I was as "not so good" at watercolours as you! These are just gorgeous. Whata great blog you have here. full of colour and life. Really like it.
x

Bettina said...

Oh, I love your blog!
Nice, a touch of the 1950...
I´m a illustrator too!

mushroommeadows said...

I think these pieces are wonderful!

Dee Beale said...

I think these are lovely, it's amazing how it changes the look and feel of your work.

Vickie said...

I love the look of your style, done in watercolor. I think you did a great job for just experimenting. Your art is so happy and fun.

Sunny Buick said...

I think your watercolours are great. I work a lot with them and I prefer watercolour out of the tube, like Windsor Newton and brands like that. Payne's grey and yellow green are my favorite!

Delicious Industries said...

your water colour is great! But I know what you mean about Command Z - I often think how great it would be if it actually worked in real life too! Jx

Natascha Rosenberg said...

I like them. I know...when I draw with acrylics sometimes I think "I need command Z!" Command Z is real magic!

Anna said...

Golly. I think they are wonderful!

*gemmifer* said...

Love, love, LOVE! I love the quality of your painting and the lightheartedness of your illustrations!