Saturday, September 6, 2014

Sketching Upstate.

The weekend Upstate turned into learning and reading sessions. Had to be quick, before the dusk made everything black. Used this flat brush the most. Paper allows lots of water, but drying makes me impatient. 

I drew from the car, because I forgot the chair home. Was not sure that it is not private property. The farm, which we call "Children of the corn farm", after a scary movie, was across the road.
Far away young cattle was relaxing, black cows, but one young bull kept coming towards me and yelling, scaring me and echo was even more threatening. I was trying to capture big relationships of sky, ground and water, and different greens. Funny, I always include so much in composition, that it is hard to get to details and still I can't be satisfied with the result, I want it more simple or something more detailed. May be this why I felt the need to use a pen. 
Interesting, that this watercolor had a big respond on Facebook. Next time I want to paint sky wet-on-wet and be braver with it.


CrimsonLeaves said...

That second painting is indeed gorgeous Nikira so I can understand the response. I do not know about other people but something about ink in watercolor that I just love. The top painting is wonderful too!

Shreji Kayastha said...

Beautiful paintings... :)

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, CrimsonLeaves, this watercolors are such a good learning experience, wish I can do it more often. Thank you for your support.

Nikira said...

Thank you very much, Shreji! :D I learned something new about ear, thanks to your posting about drawings of ear.