Tag Archives: washes

3″ x 3″ – POST #2

 

It’s weird what you end up painting when  you don’t really have direction. Your mind just jumps around between things you know, techniques you are familiar with, imagery that surrounds you and on occasion that brilliant moment of true creativity. The images below are examples of one or more of those ideas listed above. Fury critters wrapped in bold statements and color washes defined by a few hard lines.

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© 2015 Calla Grace Fogarty

 

The Orb – color washes pushed this image into a more defined image. Still abstract and loose the solidity of the orb brings a really nice contract to the background

 

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© 2015 Calla Grace Fogarty

 

Oh Look it’s a Squirrel – No one should ever be surprised when a fury critter makes it into my imagery. I wont lie that hook arm makes me mental but these are just small paintings that are meant for me and who ever stumbles upon them. So in that light I will embrace the hook arm and move on.

Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Fifty-Eight!

Tackled this again, I wanted to integrate it into an image with multiple panels. I know it is very similar to the others but none are the same. Some of the color combos within this image are really inspiring. I am looking forward to utilizing them in future works. When I work with watercolors I always find it hard to make certain colors but these type of images are opening up more and more colors every time. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Three Hundred and Fifty-Five!

A quick sketch I did while at the airport in Indiana. Like I stated before not up to par but it was kind of hard to get into the right mode when traveling. I found line work was the easiest thing to focus on due to its repetitive nature. Repetition can be calming which as we know is always useful when traveling! I must admit the trip to and from was easy peasy and Indianapolis Airport is a breeze compared to Logan! The airplane was the smallest I had flown on and luckily rather empty. I never had to sit uncomfortably next to the heavy breather or the person who smelled a little too strongly of garlic, YAY! Enjoy and see you next time.

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Three Hundred and Forty -Nine!

Quick sketch of Miss Noel sitting so politely at the table. It’s amazing how one dog can be so good and then the next dog would devour that piece of cake before you had a chance to move it out-of-the-way. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Two Hundred and Ninety-Three!

Sticking with the furry critters, I tackled a new rabbit friend. I like how official he feels standing so straight up. I love animal behavior especially when it contradicts their natural movement. Saying that I am fully aware that rabbits can stand like this but it seems a bit awkward. I just imagine him delivering a little speech soon arms raising up to emphasize his story. Naturally, the small addition of the bow was necessary, a full blow vest would have been ideal had I not already drawn in the fur. Next time! Enjoy.

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Full Image Two Hundred and Ninety Three!

 

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Two Hundred and Ninety-Two!

Switching gears, focusing on some character drawings instead. I know it seems somewhat strange that I jump from totally random or abstract imagery to this but I love the result of these studies.I want to integrate the two but until then I will work on them separately. This little fellow was too cute to not draw and in regards to the wheels… I have no idea. Maybe next time he will be driving the cart these wheels belong to! That would be a pretty great image. Enjoy and see you next time.

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Full Image Two Hundred and Ninety-Two!

 

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Two Hundred and Ninety One!

Let’s revert back to the tree like imagery once again…. Not a fan but I am trying to just go with the challenge and not edit what I post. Based partly on the view from my back window, which currently comprises of snow mounds 4 feet high and the tops of fences and shrubbery peaking out from behind it. I will say that I was able to integrate some thoughts which always feels good. I love journaling and this is a way for me to integrate that idea into my works. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred and Ninety!

It was nice to start this piece, because I grabbed a scrap piece of paper which happened to have a few marks already on it. It gave me a place to start that felt a bit different from the last few. I like that the piece moves across the paper and changes a bit along the way. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred Eighty-Nine!

Based originally around those tree’s I spoke of the other day, that was how this image started. That being said it quickly moved into a different direction using the star like shape on the right and some sort of bulb-like shape on the left. Since I haven’t been painting I’m finding color difficult which is why there is such a rainbow feeling. Hopefully I will get that under control soon. Enjoy and see you next time!

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Two Hundred and Eighty-Eight!

I have been making sketches of these tree rings for years now. It is almost like an obsession. I love the repetitive yet different experience you get with each new layer. The concept of it depicting the life of something has always intrigued me. This image is a mess, but I enjoy the bottom half. The cropped version of this image is what I enjoy the most. There is something about the washes on the bottom right that really draws me in, maybe it is in its simplicity.

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