|Hagen pipe loom, warped 26" wide, 10 epi|
A client contacted me with the idea of honoring her father's internment last year at Arlington Cemetery. She sent me photos she had taken and we identified three areas that seemed most important. Drawings and a watercolor followed.
|photo resource, color swatches and beginning of watercolor|
|final sketch, half the scale|
This is the perfect way for me to start the new year. It's a very proscriptive idea; I know what I need to do. The colors are a limited palette focused on grey blues and greens, most I have dyed this past summer, and the size is perfect for me, 12 x 22 inches.
What an opportunity!
My biggest challenge is naturally, the values. I need to manipulate the shades of the road, uniforms, and hearse to make the idea clear.
|sunspots took over in the frigid temps when I started|
|Porkchop discovers a prime sunspot|
And I will keep you all informed on the challenges as they arise...should be an interesting journey.
|Here's where I stopped today...|