Cheerful and Colorful Paintings

Cheerful and Colorful Paintings in Oil, Acrylic, Mixed Media and Collage

Friday, September 27, 2013

Watercolor Beach Painting, Pigeon 13085, Day 27 of the Leslie Saeta 30/30 challenge, ArtByte Collage Tutorial, Book of Poems, Dreams of the Turtle King by Denise Bossarte. Illustrated by Texas Contemporary Artist Nancy Standlee

 The Pigeon 13085
Bockingford Rough 140 lb watercolor paper, pen and ink
Nakimi Pen with Lexington Gray Ink

This painting is an illustration for a book of poems, Dreams of the Turtle King, written by Denise Bossarte that should be available on Amazon around first of December, 2013.  Denise is a Texas photographer and a member of Artists of Texas. 
This is illustration No. 4 and I will have 20 more to do. I'm working on these each day, posting them on my Daily Paintworks Gallery and website and Facebook, sending them to Denise to be scanned, and matting in a 14x11 mat and shipping when sold, and allow 2 weeks for the painting to be mailed if you purchase. The first 5 are on the way to Houston to be scanned. 

My paintings are available on the Daily Paintworks gallery page HERE.

I have an ArtByte, an affordable collage tutorial available HERE.  

 To see work by other artists who are following along with the 30/30 go to the Leslie Saeta blog. I have joined hundreds of other artists for this September painting challenge and we are trying to paint and post a painting each day. It doesn’t have to be a finished piece but some piece of art each day. On some of the larger commission pieces I have posted portions over a 3 day period. On the smaller pieces I can do one a day and to finish out the challenge I will be posting these watercolors.

Tuesday first day in the Sandbridge Leslie Saeta palette knife, oil, plein air workshop and it was pretty windy so we painted around the swimming pool of the beach house. John, Dodi, and Nan with Leslie in the background.

Wednesday the weather was perfect for beach painting and here is Leslie showing us how to paint a "beach person". This was a great opportunity for me to take lots of beach photos for the watercolor illustrations I will be working on during October.

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1 comment:

Darla McDowell said...

There is no end to your talent, Nancy. These watercolors are lovely! I'm enjoying your workshop photos, too. Virginia was so fun. Miss you!