More snow shadows

Snow Shadows No. 3

snowshadowsno3

Watercolor and colored pencil: 5 x 4 1/2″

The snow shadows are a good series to work on because they force me to see simple shapes but offer up an opportunity to really add color from my imagination. I love this perspective…it slows me down. I am working on adding movement to the work, the watercolor is a little stiffer. The casein has a fluidity that is so different from the watercolor, and it can be worked into. I think I prefer it. The other thing that is nice about the casein is the white takes on layers of other color so well…and snow is rarely really just white.

in progress: pairs

in progress: pairs

This one is in progress…I think I will do several of this composition and try to keep improving on the work.