Saturday, March 23, 2013

Focus on Textures in Watercolor

I painted these hounds a while ago, and yes, they really did have those lanky, long legs.  I used watercolors and acrylics for this one.  The dogs were fun to paint and I was consciously trying to paint the three dogs on the left as a "mass" in order to create interest and variety as compared to spreading 6 dogs across the page.  The rusty, iron gate and the weathered wood are what gave me the most fun, because I love to paint textures of all kinds.

"Ready for the Hunt"  (watercolor & acrylic).  Available framed: 35"h x 40"w
by Helen K. Beacham

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