Friday, May 29, 2009

Miss Rags


"Miss Rags"
9" x 12"
original watercolor pencil on archival paper
unmatted

Miss Rags is my oldest cat, almost 13 now; I hand raised her from a kitten and she is STILL a spooky little thing! She doesn't like you to reach for her, she'll come to YOU--and then she's just as loving as can be.

I've sketched and painted her often over the years, and this is the latest--I'm teaching a watercolor pencil class online, and I wanted to experiment with loose, washy effects, drips, and spatters--I was very happy with the results.

You can read about the creative process on my LiveJournal blog, if you like--just click on the subject line for this post,
or visit me at http://katequicksilvr.livejournal.com/384153.html !


Most of the paintings offered here are unmatted and unframed, both to save on shipping charges and to allow you to suit your own taste and decor.

Doing so allows me to keep the prices down and puts original art in the hands of more people!

$75



Cyclamen

Cyclamen

8" x 9"
mineral-based watercolors on archival paper
unmatted

I enjoy painting wet-in-wet from time to time, and wanted to explore some of Daniel Smith's mineral-based Primatek paints--especially some of the more colorful ones!

I needed to experiment with these paints for the new North Light book I'm working on, a revision of my 1988 Watercolor Tricks and Techniques,
and I've just discovered you can pre-order the upcoming
Watercolor Tricks & Techniques: 75 New and Classic Painting Secrets
on Amazon! (Click on the link above to take you there, if you'd like to read more.)

This is the proposed cover...I'm pleased with it!


For the cyclamen painting, I obviously wanted to do something other than the earthy browns, blacks, grays and siennas of many of the mineral paints, and was pleasantly surprised by these. This used Rhondonite Genuine, Natural Amazonite, Serpentine Genuine, Sodalite Genuine, and Purpurite Genuine. It was an interesting experiment...

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SOLD, and thank you!

Most of the paintings offered here are unmatted and unframed, both to save on shipping charges and to allow you to suit your own taste and decor.

Doing so allows me to keep the prices down and puts original art in the hands of more people!


Friday, May 22, 2009

"Waiting for the Storm"-SOLD


Well, wow. I did this little painting for the current North Light book, the revision of Watercolor Tricks & Techniques that I've been working on for the past year. I plan to use it on a new CD of demos, when I get the chance, too--I shot step by step pictures of it all along the way.

You can read more about it on my original blog, the Quicksilver Workaholic, here: http://katequicksilvr.livejournal.com/377929.html

It's been ages since I got anything up here--I've been so busy with the book and the online classes--and it's SOLD already!
(Since it was bought by a friend for a gift, I'll keep the details private!)

Thank you! (Now I'll have to get MORE new things up! *G*)

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