Monday, April 7, 2014

Watercolor Sketch

My neighbor's foster puppy, Chance, 
is sitting at the top of the stairs to our deck
when we lived in the mountains.
A watercolor sketch today - practice for a more finished one...
but the plan worked out.
I just need to paint it on actual watercolor paper, 
not the back of matboard.
The tricky part of the scene was the deck and 
the stair railings, now I know what I am 
up against on those.
My perspective is a little off and I am feeling
where to adjust it
Need to move him over, as I ran out of room for 
his great long tail.

Note to self: watercolor doesn't work very well on matboard, it soaks into the fiber
right away and will not spread with water.


Diane Hoeptner (hep-ner) said...

The perspective looks spot-on to me, Pattie. It's a WONDERFUL composition, little softie in front of all the angles of the stairs, really nice and very well painted.

Pattie Wall said...

Thank you Diane - I put it beside the photo and it is really OK< I just need to get some better hues in the color with better paper.