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Seated Model - Sculpture by PumpkinJack6
Seated Model - Sculpture
This is the first of two sculptures I finished at a VisArts class in Rockville centering on figurative art. This was completed after three three-hour sessions with a model. The clay was fired for us at VisArts and I just picked it up. I think this one was a success. Mostly, I feel like I captured the model's position and musculature fairly well. The class was a good introduction to the art of sculpting. I'm sure that I'll continue to try figures and faces on my own.
Cat Sleeping on Comforter by PumpkinJack6
Cat Sleeping on Comforter
This is the other successful watercolor painting to come out of my class at VisArts in Rockville, MD. It's based on a photo I took of one of our cats, Calvin:…
I simplified the comforter pattern into squares of color so I could concentrate on the cat.
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse by PumpkinJack6
Bass Harbor Head Lighthouse
Here's one of the best watercolor paintings to come out of my recent class at Visarts in Rockville, MD. It's the Bass Harbor Head lighthouse in Maine, part of Acadia National Park. I've only seen it in person from the water but all the good pictures on Google to work from were from the land so that's what I used here. The lighthouse turned out darker than I wanted since I smudged some of the dark red roof color and had to triage (much easier to fix in acrylic). No gauche in this one. The whitecaps are just thick white watercolor paint applied in globs.
Cottage and Fields by PumpkinJack6
Cottage and Fields
A painting of some fields with a cottage. Did this at another Visarts class in Rockville, MD. I'm not too happy with how the fields turned out but the flowers and the trees seemed to work well and the cottage has a nice contrast with the rest.
Mermaid Encounter by PumpkinJack6
Mermaid Encounter
Another experiment with watercolor. This time I tried drawing a mermaid, inking the drawing, and then painting over it to add color. Looks a lot better than my other watercolors so far. Maybe this is the way to go until I get better watercolor technique. I'm starting a class this month on watercolor and that should help. The mermaid turned out well. I used over-sized eyes to emphasize her expression. The figure is framed close enough to concentrate on her expression while far enough back to let the viewer know it's a mermaid (with the tail peaking out at the bottom). Kept my color palette pretty limited here but I think it works.


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ashlee1203 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2013  Student Traditional Artist

here you go. hope you like it :D
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KW-Scott Featured By Owner Apr 11, 2013  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you so very much for the :+fav: :D
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kuabci Featured By Owner Aug 11, 2012  Professional Filmographer
Thanks so much for the watch and the faves!
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giulal Featured By Owner Aug 3, 2012
thanx 4 the fave :D
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EarlyApplesMagee Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2012  Student General Artist
Thanks for favoring my drawing!
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