Sunday, December 05, 2010

Watercolor Painting - Belleview In & Out Market

Belleview In and Out Market
©2010 Steve Penberthy
Watercolor and ink on Strathmore Gemini 140-lb CP paper in handmade sketchbook
6" x 9" (15.2 x 22.9 x cm)

This little grocery market is tucked away in a neighborhood not far from Forest Park in St. Louis. I thought the facade of this building was very interesting, and I see this type of architecture in various parts of town. I'm sure the architectural style has a name, but I don't know what it is (please comment if you do).

This small painting is sort of an experiment in a new style for me, using pen-and-ink in an illustrative style then adding watercolor washes for color. I plan to do a larger painting in this style very soon.

Before adding watercolor, I did a value sketch using my PITT artist brush pens. I made a photocopy of my sketch, and added value:
Belleview In & Out Market - Value Sketch