...wherein I do the same scene three ways.
Sally Russick of Studio Sublime has challenged us to "Create Art."
I took this opportunity to try my hand at watercolors for the first time in oh.... too many years.
For a while, I have wanted to create art based on a sunrise or sunset. I have captured several sunrises with my camera, but that didn't quite portray the experience the way I wanted to. I wanted to show what was in my mind's eye, not the camera's eye.
I played around with my photo.
But that was not quite what I wanted to do, I wanted to paint.
I tried colored pencil, because I couldn't find any watercolors.
But I knew I had to do my final piece as a painting. Fortunately I knew I could borrow some watercolors from my daughter.
Do you see my photo? Do you see my colored pencil sketch?
After a bit of back and forth, I settled on using a dark blue instead of black. As I painted, I felt better and better about that choice. After all, I did not want a photographic representation. I wanted a painting!
In the end, I am pleased with my choice, and pleased with the medium.
To see some of the other replies to this challenge, visit Sally's blog.