Your watercolors are amazing! I love how you play with textures and techniques and enhance what is the most interesting about the topic you are painting.
If you care for a friendly advice - it's very thoughtful to put a watermark, but I noticed on some of your artworks the default DeviantArt watermark isn't clearly visible. If you have some time, I would advice to create your own watermark and add it in digital processing of the scanned artwork, you can put it in a place where your name is better visible and doesn't spoil the general reception of the artwork. Here are some tutorials on watermarking: katolin.deviantart.com/art/Wat…eliseenchanted.deviantart.com/… Hope it helps
I love the waves.
I would love to see more value range in almost all of your work, and a bit more saturation...but I couldnt possibly say it's due to any error in your painting...could be anything from the paint itself to the photograph. I also dont rule out it being a matter of taste...I go nuts with color...perhaps I am a poor judge.
On theis specif painting the composition bothers me some..that last wave on the left is leaving the page and so are my eyes. Woild have liked to seen the effects of its edge and the negative space created had it not been cut off.
You have wonderful draftsmanship and it gives your paintings great stregnth...I dont think this one has so much drawing involved, yet retains solidity...with a bit more flair added in.
Anyways...you and artists like you are why I am on DA. You produce true, enduring, and beautiful art.
Hi,thanks for the comments.That was helpful and I agree about the composition problems. When I'd finished it I realised that my eyes left the page too and I should have done something to prevent that.I think that I painted this spontaneously with no planning so maybe that was what happened.Again,thanks for taking the time to evaluate the work.I appreciate it.
She's wonderful,you'd like her....very creative and good at spotting what's wrong with the painting but today we were told she's giving up teaching for a while.Shock horror!!!
Anyway,less about me.Tell me how you started to paint and what you like
as a subject and if you get much time to do it.
My now ex-girlfriend gave me some paints as I'd always drawn and regretted giving up art. But I've only started to paint since we split up... I have too much time, and I enjoy painting. Especially after never painting before... there's something wonderful about seeing a creation in colour. But even though I have enough time to paint lots more than I do, I struggle to find something I'd like to paint, then even more to begin. I like to paint portraits and humanity.
Sorry,I only just found your comment.Well,you seem to be painting for all the right reasons and I'm sure you'll find it's impossible to give up now you've begun.Sometimes it's hard to find something you desperately want to paint but then a whole lot come along together and there's a manic burst of energy.I find I can't force it but I just wait and something always turns up in the end.Sometimes I just doodle with colour for the pleasure of seeing them mix.Lovely!