Friday, May 01, 2009

Quick Flower on Bamboo Tablet

I watercolored the little flower on the left several years ago as an experiment in looseness. Trying to paint an image in a few seconds was challenging and I did dozens in different colors and shapes.

Thinking about the wonderful feel of watercolors, I wondered if it was possible to do the same thing on the Bamboo Fun Tablet and so...the next step was to try. Admittedly, it took me more than a few minutes to paint the flower on the right but maybe I'll learn to speed it up.

Do you think it's possible to learn how to 'watercolor' digitally?



kayt said...

hmmm, probably possible - are you enjoying trying it? I think that is what matters most

for me I find that digital and trad medias have a totally different feel - the brush in the paint and the paint and brush on the paper, canvas, cloth...I find so much satisfaction in the tactile aspects of the work that digital and trad are just two different things for me - I love the feel of both, but don't find I enjoy trying to 'hybridize'

and I think both of your paintings are quite lovely!!

Dave King said...

I'm sure it's possible, the interesting question might be whether any new effects become possible. You've made a splendid start.

Lynne said...

Hi Sue,
It's possible although I've had no inclination to watercolour this way.I can't imagine that it would be as freeing, because one couldn't use the entire arm, etc. but that is a biased statement since I've not tried this digitally.

I love gesture drawing or painting,particularly for figure work, both to do it and to view it. Isn't it freeing to feel that fluidity and oh, the surprises from those few secs to a minute or two.
Nice work.

I've been gone a few months from blogland. It's refreshing to see your lovely work!

venus66 said...

It's beautiful. I prefer paint and brush on paper. Love doing it.

Anonymous said...

I am sure talent must have something to do with it Sue. If I could do what you do, I would never come up for air or water, maybe a glass of wine though.
Don't forget to send me some updates. It looks like you have some new things and I love your slide show.

Anonymous said...

lovely work...beautiful!