Sunday, December 15, 2013

A Watercolour Study That Invites Some PLAY Time!

"Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds."  Elliot W. Eisner

















©Pottery Bird with Bow, Watercolour Study, Dec. 2013  Step 1
   By Laura Leeder 

I have just completed a commissioned painting with loads of detail (which I will post here after Christmas) and was in need for a fun and interesting study before starting my next painting; a floral that includes this bow.

I purchased this pottery bird  last January while shopping in Sandpoint, Idaho and have been wanting to include it in a painting for some time.  So,  I decided to pair it with this green bow for a playful study.  For me, this is a  perfect opportunity to explore textures, patterns and shapes plus the interaction of both warm and cool colors.  Here's to some PLAY time!  

Have a great day, thanks for stopping by,

Laura Leeder
Creston, BC *The Heart Of The Kootenays

8 comments:

Catharina Engberg said...

Thank you for sharing the steps!

Eileen said...

Thanks so much for posting the beginning of a painting. It is most interesting the amount of texture there is on this first layer.

Laura Leeder said...

I have always found watching other artists at work to be invaluable. A big Thank You to everyone one of you for posting and sharing your paintings on your blog and taking the time to comment on each other's!

Celia Blanco said...

Love seeing your process, thank you for sharing!

Pat said...

Looking good so far. Am pulling up a seat to watch this progress!

Vicki Greene said...

You are wise to include "play" paintings to allow you creativity to flow. This one is looking good already!

Win Dinn said...

Loving the playfulness of your texture start on the bird!

Judy said...

Looks great already, I love the textures in the background. Looking forward to see the next steps!

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