Tag Archives: Work in Progress

New Painting – Part 2

The next step for my painting was to add all the intricate details on the building, shadows, awnings, and give the building some texture. Although the original building was brick, I decided to make it stucco. There were actually two sources … Continue reading

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New Painting – Part 1

After learning so much from painting Canton Bazaar last spring, I decided to do another painting from our trip to Chinatown, in San Francisco. Here is the original photo. The photo was taken at the corner of Sacramento Street and … Continue reading

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The End

Part 3: Fast forward – the trees, shrubs and rocks are all painted and all that remains is the water. The water is the trickiest part of this painting. It is transparent enough to see the colorful rocks below the … Continue reading

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The Middle

Part 2: Now that the shrubbery was completed, I returned to the rocks, adding more details and color variations. In order to create the rough texture of the rocks, I used an old beat-up brush. I dry brushed the rocks … Continue reading

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The Beginning

Part 1: I’ve just completed another new watercolor painting. Unlike my last painting, this one took me only about a month to complete. As before, I took photos as I went along to track my progress. It was based on … Continue reading

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Patience (continued) – Part 3

One thing that I avoided for several weeks was the purple “Canton Bazaar” banners. They required reverse painting and the symbols and lettering needed to match from one to another as closely as possible. Finally I came up with a … Continue reading

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Patience (continued) – Part 2

I started working on the right hand side of the paper next. I stayed aware of what objects go “on top” of other objects. Meaning that I painted background details in layers, then covered edges of them with objects in the … Continue reading

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Patience – Part 1

Over the past three months, I have been working on just one painting. My daughter took a great photograph of Chinatown, in San Francisco, last summer. The image shows the intersection of California Street and Sacramento Street, looking down many … Continue reading

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