Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Watercolors Part THREE!!

So you all have been wanting to see what I have been up to...and here they are...Most were done in the last few months.  I will be posting more as I locate the pictures of several are sold or on loan.


If you are interested in purchasing one please email me at m c m h u n t @ m e. c o m for pricing.  Prices range from $100 -$500.



All sizes are approximate and may very SLIGHTLY!



Beachcombing
9x12
Watercolor


Watercolor Board





Angel Wing Begonias
8x10
Watercolor

(And yes I  grew this and so can you...most of my friends have children from this plant!!!)


SOLD!!!!Henry
I also do children's portraits on commission!
Watercolor 
Kilamanjaro Water Color Paper



Queen Conch
9x12
Watercolor
Watercolor Board



Tom, the Quilt Cat
15x20
Watercolor 
Watercolor Board



Pink Murex
5x7
Watercolor
Watercolor Board



Murex 
5x7
Watercolor
Watercolor Board



Giant Melongena
5x7
Watercolor
Watercolor Board


Lightening Welk
 5x7
Watercolor
Watercolor Board



Carolina Welk
5x7
Watercolor
Watercolor Board


Knobbed Welk
5x7
Watercolor
Watercolor Board


And so far thats it for 2013!! Though I may have time during the holidays to do one or two more...and a few are MIA...now where did I put the other shell painting!!?!



Beachcombing
one of my top favorites I have done this year!!

I forgot I had put it in a bag to be framed...seriously I have to empty the bags around here...found all kinds of things in the bag proliferation thats going on around here...both upstairs and in that cavernous garage of mine.

Watercolor Part TWO!

So you all have been wanting to see what I have been up to...and here they are...Most were done in the last few months.  I will be posting more as I locate the pictures of several are sold or on loan.  Please be sure to see Part ONE!!

If you are interested in purchasing one please email me at m c m h u n t @ m e. C o m for pricing.  Prices range from $50 -$500.

All sizes are approximate and may very SLIGHTLY!

All paintings are archival done with the best materials - lightfast watercolors and on archival papers.




Mellow Mushroom
10x15
Watercolor on 
Kilamanjaro Paper


Edisto Days
15x20
Watercolor 
on Watercolor Board


Splash
10x15
Watercolor on 
Watercolor Board



SOLD!!!! Blue Ridge Sunrise 
15x20
Watercolor on 
Watercolor Board





 Mom's Flower Garden
10x15
Watercolor on 
Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper




Marsha's Azaleas
10x15
Watercolor on 
Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper



Roaring Fork
10x15
Watercolor on 
Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper



Nags Head
15x20
Watercolor on 
Watercolor Board



Knobbed Welk
5x7
Watercolor on 
Watercolor Board


SOLD!!!!!   Edisto Dreamin
10x15
Watercolor on 


Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper



SOLD!!!!  River Bend Autumn
12x24
Watercolor
Montval Watercolor Paper


Winter Trees
12x24
Pencil



Ferns
10x15
Watercolor on 


Arches Watercolor Paper


Summer Days
10x15
Watercolor on 


Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper



Hunting Island Light
10x15
Watercolor on 


Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper



Jazz 
I also do reasonably priced dog and cat portraits.  




Bella Mei Mei

Watercolors

So you all have been wanting to see what I have been up to...and here they are...Most were done in the last few months.  I will be posting more as I locate the pictures of several are sold or on loan.  Please be sure to see Part TWO!!

If you are interested in purchasing one please email me at m c m h u n t @ m e. C o m for pricing.  Prices range from $100 -$500.

All sizes are approximate and may very SLIGHTLY!

All paintings are archival done with the best materials - lightfast watercolors and on archival papers.



Autumn Bounty
Watercolor
9 x12 watercolor board







Winter berries
Watercolor
8 x9 watercolor paper




Winter Woods
9x12
Water color on paper


The Woods are Dark and Deep
12x16
Watercolor 
Arches watercolor paper


Pears
9x12
Watercolor on Watercolor board


Kris Kringle
(One of a series I did last year.  Each is an original and no two are exactly alike.)
4x6 
Caran D'Arche Watercolor sticks
Watercolor paper


Key West Dreaming
20x15
Watercolor on
Watercolor Board


Kris Kringle
(One of a series I did last year.  Each is an original and no two are exactly alike.)
4x6 
Caran D'Arche Watercolor sticks
Watercolor paper




Black Smith Shop, John C. Campbell Folk School
20x15
Watercolor on
Watercolor Board




Hunting Island Light House
10x15
Watercolor on 
Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper




 Farmhouse
(Taken in frame thru glass so slightly blurry, sorry!)
10x15
Watercolor on 
Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper





Summertime
(Taken in frame thru glass so slightly blurry, sorry!)
10x15
Watercolor on 
Kilamanjaro Watercolor Paper



River Bend Rice Paddy
20x15
Watercolor on
Watercolor Board




Fall Fields
9x12
Watercolor on Watercolor board



Fall Fields 2
9x12
Watercolor on Watercolor board




Negative Space 1
Watercolor on Watercolor Paper 
8x8




Negative Space 2
Watercolor on Watercolor Paper 
8x8



Negative Space 5
Watercolor on Watercolor Paper 
SOLD




Negative Space 3
Watercolor on Watercolor Paper 
8x8


Negative Space 4
Watercolor on Watercolor Paper 
9x10





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Thursday, May 23, 2013

Painting Trials and Tribulations!





I sketched these angel wing begonias the other day and sat down to paint them. Thought it would be a quicky watercolor sketch!

Here's the original photo. I edited out the background in my head at least. Who wants to paint the dog water bowl?! And too many leaves!




I used masking on my whites - yes, including the dots in the two right hand leaves and washed a nice soft yellow background.

TIP: To make dots use the end of the paint brush or a toothpick if you need tiny ones....works with paint or with masking fluid.

Then I started on those leaves....the left one first. And the trouble began. Scrubbing became my new BFF. Adding green paint and scrubbing it off. Three hours later or was it five? I thought the leaves were doing well.

Time for those beautiful flowers....as you can see the color is wrong, wrong, wrong but it was the best I could do.


Scrub, scrub!


I tried every red I had in my pallette...Alizarin, Windsor red, crimson lake....none on the pallette worked. They were too orange, too purple - just wrong!

Scrub, scrub! I was not happy at all!

Then I remembered I had more reds in my paint box. I tried EIGHT reds!

Daniel Smith and M Graham Quinacridone Rose and Red were my new friends. But I had lost my whites scrubbing off all those reds. Gouache to the rescue.....finally about TEN hours later I was done.

I thought it was a total disaster for hours, and then those two magic quinacridones fixed my problems.

I even had to repaint the background because I smeared paint all over it...sigh! So messy!

My point is...sometimes the best paintings I do feel like they are NEVER going to work....but I keep slogging on and magic can happen!

Moral of the story don't give up!



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