Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Watercolor Sketch :: Lake 1

Steve Penberthy - Watercolor Landscape Sketch :: Lake 1

"Lake 1"
5.375" x 8.0" (14 x 20 cm)
Watercolor and pencil on Strathmore Gemini 140-lb CP paper
(sketchbook painting)
© 2009 Steve Penberthy

The scan on this one didn't come out so good, but hopefully you can get the general idea. Colors are more saturated in the original...

There's other stuff at Flickr.


Krista Meister said...

You have this way of splashing paint around and it actually comes out looking like something! Love that effect on the trees.

Steve Penberthy said...

Krista: Ha! Love your comment! The "splashing around" is really sort of a technique I learned from a workshop that I took from Joseph Stoddard; you can read more about it here. Thanks for the great comment!

Barbara Weeks said...

I love this it looks so spontaneous but the thumbnail in the corner tells me it isn't.

Steve Penberthy said...

Barbara: I actually did this one from a photo, so I was able to do a little thumbnail just to make sure the values looked right. However, I did paint it in a very quick, spontaneous fashion. I feel like it's kinda Stoddard-like... :)