Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Watercolour Progress

I painted the moth portion of the painting this evening. It needs just a few touch-ups, but it's basically done.

Here is my hoard of watercolours. I love art supplies, and some of these are old (from when I was a kid), and some are yard sale finds.

That's just the watercolour stuff. I also have tons of coloured pencils (literally thousands), charcoal, oil pastels and dry pastels, lead pencils, oil paints, acrylics, gold leafing supplies & powders, calligraphy sundries, and a bunch of other stuff too.

Here's the progress. I think I worked on this about 1 1/2 to 2 hours, but I honestly didn't check the time when I started.

Side note: the moth in the photo has a bit of a greenish tint, and I did mix-in a touch of green on some portions of the wings, but it's more subtle than I had anticipated. That said, however, these moths don't really have any green tint to them normally, so it's not a big issue.

Parts to fix are the bottom wing tips, and a few of the shadows on the main wings.


  1. It's just great! It reminds me of a page from an old book about butterflies and other creatures. You don't watch TV, do you :)

  2. I haven't had cable since 2003 and I don't miss it. I do, however, still watch downloaded TV shows, and a ton of YouTube, so it's "computer TV".

    1. Haha! Most everything we watch is from the library - we only have basic cable. You are always busy, so I thought maybe you didn't have time to watch tv...