We had our first snowstorm of the season this past weekend so only fitting that I was working on a snow scene. The above painting was drawn and painted on a grunge background. I then drew the scene with the Speedball Elegant Writer and then painted it.
I have been raking leaves. I was thankful that we have had some mild and warm days to do this task. I believe the trees in my painting may be old cottonwoods. I liked the bright light.
I added the cows.
I chose to use a piece of watercolor paper that I had previously grunged as I described in this post.
I have also been working on this river scene. This is Elegant Writer and watercolor. The pileated woodpecker was added.
I have noticed that many of my landscapes have been so empty. I am experimenting with adding wildlife and little people to them.
Thank you to Wet Canvas for the reference photos for these paintings.
I am still working with the elegant writer calligraphy pen. I introduced this pen as a drawing medium, recently, to my last beginning drawing class. I think it is excellent as a drawing tool as well as fun to use with watercolor. Here, I have used it to draw a still life of clear glass items.
Click here for an explanation of how you can use this pen for drawings and watercolors.