Friday, October 1, 2010

Sneak Peek Friday

This week in the studio, I wanted to try a watercolor painting on watercolor board.  I used one of the reference photos I took at the beach this summer.

Surfer Chicks 8 x 10 watercolor on watercolor board
When these girls walked by me, I thought "Wow, these girls must be beach volleyball players.  They're so tall and  muscular."   I liked the way it turned out and the board stayed rigid unlike some of the other illustration paper, which has a tendency to bow. 

Nutcracker trio 4" x 12", acrylic on canvas

Also, finished is my little group of nutcrackers.  Although cute, they're not the image I set out to do in my mind's eye, so I'm going to "shelf" :) the idea for now. 

Anyway, if your wanting to participate to Sneak Peek Friday, just visit Jennifer at  "In the Studio"  and give it a try.


Jen said...

I love, love, love the surfer chicks. I pretty much love beach scenes in general, but you capture everything so well. Do you have other beach paintings?

Kelly Berkey said...

diana, i LOVE the surfer chicks! you are such a great painter. i hope you are joining the challenge again this week!

Jennifer @ Studio JRU said...

That is great to find that watercolor board works nicely and doesn't bow! What a beautiful painting. I love the colors you added to the surf board! :) I LOVE these Nutcracker pieces... they turned out fantastic! Thanks for joining and showing us the peek at what you have been working on this week!!

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

Hi Diana, Nice to have wandered into your blog- you do nice watercolors! That's difficult I know! Great colors!

Carola Bartz said...

This is quite different from the nutcrackers - and I love them (that doesn't mean I don't love the nutcrackers, you know I do). I see that you changed your header as well - quite a lot going on here!

jacqueline said...

Dearest diana, such a beautiful painting! Oh and the Nutcrackers are awesome! I really love them! Have a lovely merry happy weekend and love to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Diana,
I enjoy all your work as well. The nutcrackers are fabulous! I wouldn't shelve them. They may not be what you had planned, but I think they turned out great.

Diana said...

Thanks everyone. Jen, I have a ton of research beach pics. So I will start doing more beach scenes. I have a love of painting people in their intimate stories, so hopefully, you'll see more of that.

Jill said...

Love the movement n the surfer chicks piece! Great use of color.
blessing to you!