Monday, May 05, 2014

Bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress


fin, it up for sale this tues night at our ebay store.

bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress


I decide to put very little on, just a hit on the breasts and thigh.

bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress


I want to leave it here, but because I always overshoot, I decide to put a few accents with the airbrush.
People will always call me an airbrush artist, but most of my work is done with washes. depending on what kind of piece I am working on requires the degree of airbrush. this is where I am before I pick up the airbrush.

Bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress


still sketching and watercoloring..

Bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress


I decide to put a jester cane in and grab a boudoir doll I have nearby.

Bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress



Bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress


 laying a wash.


Bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress


the most fun is the initial start, I'm going back and forth between sketching it and laying down the watercolor.
Ivory black, pearl white, 

Bettie Page-5_5_14 watercolor-progress


This is a black & white Bettie watercolor, it was done for this week's ebay auction.  Since this,(for me), is a relatively fast piece. I don't give myself the time to agonize over details, I make quick decisions, feel my way through, at least on this one. As this is drawing shows, I don't have a solid path in mind. the doodles are rambling.  I get frustrated and start to lay it down half-sketched. the planning stage makes me anxious, the act of starting to paint soothes me. 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

finish


Due to some family issues since the death of my father in dec. 2013, I have had little time to do anything but some watercolors for my ebay auction every week.  A lot of those issues are being resolved and hopefully soon I can resume my art life.  I'm posting a small in-progress watercolor. I am using a photo taken of model Aria Giovanni, which I cannot show you without permission. this piece will be posted for auction on tues. night, april,22.  the official Olivia ebay store~ http://bit.ly/1fOPSRY

I can only show you me holding the airbrush, phone is in other hand


I use french curves to mask where I want the spray to go.

a couple of touches with freehand airbrush



working this up with washes and detail work



gold and ivory black wash



continuing wash



a wash of ivory black and pearl



working up the image



outlines in ivory black watercolor



rubbing an graphite drawing on 300 lb lanquarelle hot press paper



this quick watercolor starts with a doodle


Due to some family issues since the death of my father in dec. 2013, I have had little time to do anything but some watercolors for my ebay auction every week.  A lot of those issues are being resolved and hopefully soon I can resume my art life.  I'm posting a small in-progress watercolor. I am using a photo taken of model Aria Giovanni, which I cannot show you without permission. this piece will be posted for auction on tues. night, april,22.