lundi 14 octobre 2013

Automn walk

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It's a rainy day but sunshine is not too far away.  I love umbrellas and blond hair.  For the hair, it didn't work so, I added a beret  How do you paint rain on a water painting?  Do you leave blank spots at the very beginning or add darker spots at the end?

C'est une journée pluvieuse, mais le soleil n'est pas très loin.  J'aime beaucoup les parapluies et les cheveux blonds.  Pour les cheveux, j'ai dû me résigner et ajouter un béret à la place.  Comment peignez-vous la pluie sur une aquarelle?   Faut-il laisser des espaces en blanc dès le début ou ajouter des traits plus foncés à la fin?

26 commentaires:

hmuxo a dit…

Love this watercolor Helen!!! I love the umbrella...beautifully painted!

Carol Blackburn a dit…

Oh, very very nice Helen. I have a special liking for umbrellas in photos. I don't know why, I just do.

Debbie Nolan a dit…

Helen - this is a delightful piece. Such a lovely job with the umbrella too...I don't think I have ever attempted to paint rain...maybe that is something I should try. Hope there is sunshine today for you. Thanks for sharing.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Hilda! It's a black and white photo I had, so I invented some colors to fit with the season.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Carol! Me too, I'm always attracted to paintings with umbrellas.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Debbie, I'll keep looking on internet. Maybe there's a demo of sort.

Celia Blanco a dit…

great composition and colors! I've never painted rain, but think it would be fun to try!

CrimsonLeaves a dit…

What a joyful and fun piece! Love her beret too.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Celia! I'll have to try again with a new painting. Have a good day!

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Hi Sherry! Thanks . Her béret is an afterthought, because her hair looked like a mop at one point. :)
Happy day Sherry.

Maggie Ruley a dit…

great job, I'm in North Carolina visiting my parents and it has been raining everyday. You make it look so much better.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Have a great time Maggie! Thanks for dropping by.

Cath.H.C Photography a dit…

coucou Helen je ne suis pas spécialiste de l'aquarelle, mais j'aurai personnellement utilisé du gris pour marquer la pluie, mais chacun y trouvera sa façon de travailler suivant l'inspiration du moment, n'est-ce pas!
La tienne me plaît beaucoup ainsi!
Bonne soirée à toi ma chère Helen.
Bisous.

Maga Fabler a dit…

O yes, umbrella is definitely the best. Good work, Helen!

Jane a dit…

Wonderful colors on a rainy day , really beautiful ! A while ago I did a rainy painting in watercolor and as far as I remember I used a piece of absorbing paper to create the rain. While the color still is wet you kind of pull the absorbing paper through and upwards . All the best.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Merci Cath, je vais tenter quelques expériences pour voir ce qui donne les meilleurs résultats.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Maga! It is an umbrella I would like to have for myself. :)

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Jane! I will try with different types of paper and see. Hugs

L.W.Roth, a dit…

Helene I love your style and your outlook on life,. Your paintings always make me smile. I could learn a lot from you.

Helen H Trachy a dit…

I appreciate your comment Linda. I guess I'm getting old because my new motto is now " Make it simple, simpler..." :)

mary maxam a dit…

Oh, she is very charming and uplifting! I like the colors and how she seems to be looking forward to the day :)

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Mary! It was challenging working from a black and white photo.

peinture a dit…

belle aquarelle

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Merci.

renate a dit…

Hello Helen:) I thought I left a comment already because I loved the red umbrella so much, but I guessed I didn't. It's a lovely painting, very nice! Have a wonderful day:)xx

Helen H Trachy a dit…

Thanks Renate! That umbrella would be very useful these days...:) Have a good week.