Friday, July 14, 2006

Weekend Sketch, missing Dad 7/14/2006

In my continuation of exploration of the watercolor medium, I decided to sketch out a picture of my father, who I am missing rather heavily right now. I didn't really like the way the picture came out, it didn't all mesh the way I was hoping, but was a good exploration, and it was nice to look at pictures of my family and be reminded about how priviledged I am to have such kind parents.

10 comments:

Teri C said...

This is just gorgeous! You really put all your love into it.

Shelly McC said...

Stunning!

Felicity said...

It's excellent, I wonder what you mean by it not meshing?

Lin said...

SO GLORIUSLY DONE!!! Such tenderness in it ... beautiful!

Nel said...

Wow, witness, this is fabulous. Just getting started with watercolors? Can't wait til you think you've "got it!" You might try a little blue in your background, a little haziness, to push the back further back. And varying the shapes (as in the three stacked rocks) really helps too. Thanks for sharing this one, it's wonderful.

Murph said...

I think that you captured him really well.

I still visit his grave from time to time and remember all of the things he taught me.
Which are considerable.

Brother Dave said...

I actually think its a great likeness Brother J.

-Brother Dave

Jana Bouc said...

Really amazing! Your technique looks fine to me, and there's such sensitivity in your brush strokes and drawing. Really nice!

RachelRenae said...

Where was this picture taken? (assuming the background is from the photograph...)

witness said...

It was taken in Southern Utah, (Arches National Park I think).