Saturday, September 29, 2012

From Photo to Painting

Doing a detailed value sketch is a great way to start a the painting process.  It is the time to can work out any design problems, simplify and study the value patterns.  Here is one of the little paintings that I did from my recent trip to Italy.  The value sketch and watercolor painting were done in my little moleskin watercolor journal:
Value Sketch using a soft pencil
This is a tracing of my value sketch done on tracing paper so that I did not have to redraw it for my watercolor painting
Final Painting in my Moleskin Journal
This is the Photo that Inspired my Sketch and Painting

1 comment:

Ally Albon said...

Beautiful work! Watercolour is not a forgiving medium and you handle it beautifully.