That soft glow that seems to take on an ethereal feeling during the holiday season is the entire reason I wanted to do this assignment!
And windows...those eyes into the soul of a house. What could be better than candles lighting up our favorite windows?
I was surprised to find very few windows with candles featured in them. Maybe it's because of the fire hazard or maybe it's because we're so enchanted with the holidays, we forget to take photos of the simpler things.
But since we're artists, that's not a problem!
This assignment is all about combining two photo references to make it an image that's all your own. The approach to this art is very casual as if it were to be a doodle on the back of a holiday envelope to a dear friend or a child. The pressure is off (unless you want the pressure) and you get to kick back and relax.
We'll also take a look at adding pen work to see when is the best time to add it as well as how much and what color of ink.
It's going to be fun! Come and join me!
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"