Tuesday, March 11, 2014

Works in progress

Making corrections
Work in progress
I have been busy this week learning and studying various watercolor techniques.  These are both 8x10 on 300lb. arches.  Loving every minute of the journey .

6 comments:

Debbie Nolan said...

Joan the use of whites and the warm color palette makes both of these a real winner in my eyes. These earth tones you used are so inviting. Thank you for sharing.

Barbra Joan said...

I know I commented on this maybe in one of your other posts.. but isn't watercolor a fabulous journey?
I love it.. sometimes it's almost as though a light bulb comes on in your head.. and just when I think
'oh !!! I've got it !! the next one is another struggle..
I love your oils, and your equally talented in watercolor..
I started with oils many years ago (probably 50) no, no kidding.
but I was too detailed, wanting too much realism and it resulted in very stiff looking paintings. As though they were cut out and pasted.. Not good.
That's why I love your oils, the look of the old masters.. I could never achieve that.. sorry for writing such a long comment.. Just wanted to talk about that to you. Thanks for listening ..

CrimsonLeaves said...

Isn't BJ fabulous? She is one of my bestest buddies. Anyway, I too love your watercolors, Joan. Even more than your oils but then I think watercolors is my favorite of all the mediums. Not sure why but it suits me. So glad you've been posting them here of late!

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Dear Debbie, I thank you so very much for the lovely comment and the encouragement. It's so very appreciated.

All the best to you,
Joan

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

My dear friend BJ, you are so kind. I know what you mean about watercolor, it's is a curse and a joy.
The struggle then like you say the light bulb gets turned on and then the next day it's what happened. It's quite funny, but BJ, when we do something good in wc, it's is so very rewarding. Like I said quite often, your watercolors are done in away that makes them look easy to do, but oh, not so. Keep inspiring through your wonderful work.
I thank you again for your visits and encouragement.

All the best to you,
Joan

Joan Sicignano Artist said...

Sherry, I agree, BJ is great and it's wonderful we get to see her lovely work. Thank you for the encouragement as well, oils seem more forgiving, but when something is done correctly in watercolor I jump for joy. Thank you again for the kind words.

All the best to you,
Joan