two new gouache/watercolors from big bear

I went up to big bear this last weekend and found some time to work out a couple of paintings – these were both in the neighborhood of 50 mins in the field and another 10 or 15 back in the studio. It’s interesting to see how much tightening up a painting helps. At one point both of these seemed like they were in real trouble, but cranking on a little section of painting sorts the whole thing out, both in the traditional paintings and in the digital stuff. Brushwork still needs more economy, but is generally better. Also: after reading a bunch about it on James Gurney’s awesome blog, I bought some Casein paints this week- hoping to try ’em out this weekend. Stay tuned!

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