A much loved face from a really fun perspective otherwise known as "The Mooching For Peeps Face".
This morning's little attempt. I sketched this little watercolor through my back door. With these super cold temps its just too freaking cold for the water not to freeze! Does that count as plein air? I tossed some sunflower seeds out to this chilly little squirrel and I worked quickly to capture him in the beautiful light.
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I have transferred the pencil sketch from the last post…here to watercolor paper and I am thoroughly enjoying working on this painting. It's such a fun perspective of a really great mare who happens to love Peeps. This is the Peeps face!
First and lightest glaze.
Pushing some of the darks and some detail. When I start adding the darks the light just starts to appear out of nowhere
Stay tuned for updates!
Playing around with sketches for a new horse painting. I'm thinking of going with this very familiar face from a fun perspective otherwise known as "The Mooching For Peeps Face". Not sure yet if this will be watercolor or acrylic.. 10 x 8 graphite sketch.
My newest offering! This is an autographed (by Joe himself!) watercolor paintng of legendary San Francisco 49ers quarterback Joe Montana! Complete with Certificate on Authencity and a Hologram/Authenticity sticker on the paintng itself. This comes unmatted and unframed. Price includes shipping and insurance.
Beauty in the Storm
These types of paintings are the ones that I love to do the most. It is watercolor at it's best. Painted from my car during a Nor' easter, it's has joined the ranks as one of my favorites.
Football season has the brushes flying! The watercolor depicts former San Francisco 49er turned Kansas City Chiefs' quarterback, Alex Smith. I think we can all agree that he is having an amazing season! Great holiday gift idea for the football fan!!
This is an early November morning's quick, little sketch done en plein air. Chilly!!!
Back to painting my other favorite subject which is horses. One on my favorite breeds of horses is the Thoroughbred and this painting is of of an event horse named Bailey who is owned and loved by a wonderful vet friend. I painted this mostly wet on wet simply dropping in color and allowing the pigments mingle. So much fun to paint this way! This painting already has a home but I'd be happy to create a painting for you! Drop me an email at Deborah@DeborahBollman.com
When you paint for a living it sometimes takes an icky painting day to get you to break out of work mode and just play with the paints again and that is exactly what I did this week. Just freaking played. And playing is fun. So that means work is fun! I set the timer and did some more timed sketches of one my favorite subjects - NFL Football. When the timer goes off it's done. No chance to muck it up, or dab, dab, dab, dab... paint and go. And *that* for me is what watercolor is all about. Spontaneity, freshness, deliberate and confident brushstrokes.. And sometimes when I'm working on a big project or a commission I forget that and end up in it muck- it-up-land. Doing that ....one more thing.... which usually is the kiss of death for a watercolor painting.
Next came Frank Gore from my favorite team the San Francisco 49ers. I gave myself 30 minutes with this but it was actually too much time. I started to fuss with it so for the next one it's back to 20 minutes. I may do a larger version of this one.
And finally another 49ers painting... Vernon Davis who is himself and artist and actually owns an art gallery. Check it it out here. With this one it was back to 20 minutes again. And I 'm quite happy with the result. Mission accomplished!
All of these are available for purchase! First emails to me at email@example.com gets them. $60 each~ How fun would these be for stocking stuffers?
And speaking of stocking stuffers I am booking for those holiday commissions and this year I am adding NFL paintings to the list! So if you have a dog, horse or football fan ( and who doesn't?) then a commissioned portrait would make a treasured gift! I can do watercolor or acrylic on canvas. The process is super easy to get started. Drop me an email if you have an interest! Deborah@DeborahBollman.com
Have an awesome day!
Having a bit of an icky painting day, finding myself getting bogged down in too much detail. So to loosen up I decided to tape off 5 x6 squares and do some really quick, timed watercolor sketches. Twenty minutes.....that's it. That's all she wrote.. Here's the first one.... now for some chocolate.. and then onto the next...
My painitng of the San Francisco Forty Niners Defense is finished! All matted and framed in a gorgeous gold frame. I've blogged about the process of this painting. You can follow these links to see more.
This one will be avaialble for sale. Details to follow on my website or drop me an email at Deborah@DeborahBollman.com for more info!
I'd love to know what you think~ Feel free to post your comments down there in the comments section.
Holiday Portrait Gift Commissions
The holidays are right around the corner! Time to start thinking about commissioning those holiday portraits. I've already have a few spots spots booked! If you are thinking of giving the gift of a horse, dog or NFL football portrait/painting, please, don't hesitate to contact me. The process is super easy to get started! For more info drop me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Have an amazing day!
Today's blog post is another little atmospheric watercolor done en plein air near Dykeman's in Pawling, NY. This one IS available! 9 x 11, watercolor on 140 lb Arches Rough.
One of the things watercolor is made for is painting these atmospheric, misty scenes. You just control that water and move the paper and the watercolor just does it's thing. Love, love, love watercolors for this. This is an 8.5x10 watercolor on 140 lb Arches, Rough Press. SOLD.