The Old Ball Player - 9 x 12
Watercolor on Paper
Copyright of Dena McMurdie 2009
Well, I finally finished my first figure painting in watercolor. I am really quite pleased with the results. I was terribly nervous to take this challenge on in watercolor, but I am really glad that I did. One of the things that makes watercolor such a beautiful medium is the ability to leave the white paper showing through. I love the effect of light that it creates to have the bright white of the paper next to vibrant colors and dark shadows. Every once in a while it seems like I have a "breakthrough painting", and I believe that this is one of them.
Although the color scheme is mostly on the cool side, I used quite a variety of colors in this painting. I love the way watercolor melts together as you paint. It creates some beautiful effects. I am very excited to continue on this learning journey. Hopefully the results will continue to turn out this well!