Saturday, July 02, 2005

Illustration Friday Challenge: Sport



It was fitting to come back from my vacation at the beach to this topic. I thought this sketch would fit in pretty well. I don't know who the lady is, but she, may son and our dog were just about the only ones on the beach early in the morning when I did this. The early morning light was great.

21 comments:

evy said...

This one is very nice too! Did you do a (light) pencil sketch first and then add watercolor on top? Cheers.

Chuck Rose said...

Hey Evy,
Yes, I do light pencil sketch first to get my drawing problems out of the way. Then I go back with the water color and solve color and value problems.

Funny thing is, when I work in oil, I 'sketch' with my brushes and get into the color faster.

Bana Palomitaz said...

what a beauty!! u really have a wonderful art, congrats!

Polar said...

Very nice painting although the lady looked as if she didn't wear any pants! lol

inki said...

Very nice and welcome back.

Laura said...

Boy, look at that light. A little gem, Chuck. It takes me right to the beach at Ocracoke.

Anonymous said...

This is a wonderful image, I can smell the sea and feel the morning sun :)

Anonymous said...

Chuck..as usual your family continues to prize you as a friend, an artist, and a terriffic family man. We love you, and as always your work continues to grow as we grow with you. Thanks for just being Chuck.

John

bee'nme said...

So very nice Chuck. What a great piece. I love the light, and the colors, and the "touch" you have. Really evokes a nice feeling. Well done!

Knitting Painter Woman said...

ooooooooooooooh, watercolor! thanks. I have got to get my arches and Daniel Smith out. Wonderful....

susan said...

Great! I love the way you caught the light on her legs.

Anonymous said...

Great colors. I like the look of the water and the sand.

wynlen
wynleDesign

Malinda said...

This is why watercolor is my favorite!! Lovely Chuck! I think there is something to be said for water being the element of emotion and watercolors being a superb medium for bringing one's emotions back to a place and time.

Anonymous said...

good job!! you are mastering watercolors. beautiful!

erika
http://www.five3.com

Anonymous said...

crisp, clear, beautiful
patty (edm group)

Chuck Rose said...

Wow. Thanks everyone. This seems to have gone over very well. Maybe I'm starting to get the hang of this...

Linda said...

Chuck! Glad to see you back and to see that you had a good time at the beach (and what a great beach you chose to go to, too!) This watercolor is FANTASTIC -- it is a "hanger" in my opinion! Love the light and the mood -- you captured the contrasts that tell the viewer exactly what time of day it was, too .. VERY nice!

Amanda said...

This is really great. The water, the light...really nice.

Anonymous said...

geez. is this a sketch? did you use a resist? Good woRK!
melanie
http://www.melanietesta.com

Chuck Rose said...

Hey Melanie,
Seriously, what is a resist? I having been doing WC to long. I'm just painging on paper so far...

Shelly McC said...

This is one stunning watercolour and I agree with Linda, definitely a 'hanger". I would gladly have this one hanging on my wall. Your work is wonderful Chuck.