Friday, August 20, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday



I'm participating in the link party,  "In the Studio", hosted by one of my Flyer friends, Jennifer from Studio JRU.  It's kind of a fun way for everyone to see what your working on at the moment and to see other studios, too.

I had my hubby cut a few of these 6" x 6" masonite boards to try out.  Here I'm adding  some watercolor pencil, but its not quite finished.  I am constantly checking the composition by scanning it into the computer to truly seeing the painting. 

"My Buds",. 6" x  6",  watercolor, gouache, w/c pencil on gesso'd masonite
What I love about painting watercolor on this board is you can wipe off what you don't like.  Unlike painting on watercolor paper, you can virtually start over.  Problem is you start wiping, and you end up wiping an area you loved!  

If you want to join in the fun, just click on the "In the Studio" button on the right and give it a try.



15 comments:

Artist Terri Smith said...

Hi Diana..I'm Terri. I'm also participating in Jennifer's Friday Linkup. So pleased to meet you. Your work is sensational! I look forward to getting to know you better now that Jennifer was kind enough to offer a way to meet other creative spirits. :)) Pop over to my place for a visit sometime.

Hugs of Georgia Sunshine,
Terri
Dimples & Dragonflies

Franchesca said...

I am loving the colors!!! How beautiful. I am stopping by from Jennifer's link up party :) Glad to have 'met' you!

xx

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

Wow... that is SO neat! I have never seen art on a masonite board. I like the idea of being able to wipe off what you don't like! How do you seal it to protect your gorgeous work?

I am so happy you joined in the Sneak Peek Friday... thank you so much!!

Lorrie Everitt Studio said...

Beautiful ... love your work. The colours are beautiful on this piece. I like to work with watercolours and inks although I haven't done it for a couple of years now. Look forward to following you on Fridays ... another "flying friend"!

sonyamacdesigns said...

Yes Diana, I love the buds too ... this was too much fun!

Carola Bartz said...

Diana, love this! I think it's interesting that you constantly scan your work to see it on the computer. I love this watercolor painting. The Sneak Peek Friday sounds like the "What's on your workdesk Wednesday" that I'm participating in. I wonder whether I should do both...

jacqueline said...

Dearest Diana, i am really loving this gorgeous painting and the colors are soo lovely!! I really enjoy your sneak peek friday and seeing you at work! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to yoU!

Jill said...

Your work is fantastic!!
Love your process on this project.
Thanks for stoppig by to visit me, so nice to meet you. And yes, those are straw hats:)

cypress sun said...

really beautiful...maybe this is a type of painting that i could try. :)

Pamela Holderman said...

Love it! Hey it is a great idea to scan it as you go too - had not thought of that. I grew up in southern California so it is always special when I get to visit.

Suzanne said...

I love this little painting. You used so many colors. I haven't tried masonite yet, but I think I might.

Robin Norgren said...

beautiful work Diane. Such a lovely feel to it. you have a lovely way with color my friend

Gina Lee Kim said...

This is a beautiful painting Diana! How do you frame masonite once you're done?

And thank you for your comment on my blog.
I loved that quote you shared by Martha Graham.

Linda R said...

Hi, I absolutely LOVE the colors and softness of this! I'm lost as to the scanning on the computer to see composition?? Can you explain a little of this so I can understand? Sounds interesting.

Diana said...

So nice getting to know some new faces here. Gina, this is a first for me, but I'm thinking they can sit unframed on an easel. I also put one in a picture frame and it's only 1/4" and fit fine. Linda, you've inspired me on my next post. I'm going to show the process of what I do with scan unfinished paintings.