Sunday, 15 January 2012

Pegnuins and Seals by Tess

Tess is becoming an  increasingly skilled pastel artist and water colourist.  I like both of these pieces, especially her watercolour of two seals.  Note the soft, plush texture of the seals' fur, accomplished by wet on wet applications of graded colour.   Tess leans towards a loose, gestural style with watercolours,  but she also likes to ensure her initial drawing is accurate in terms of shape and proportion.  After finishing the seals painting, she placed it on the original photograph  to see how they lined up --- Very impressive, I'd say!  

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