Monday, 10 March 2008

Borneo Garden : IF

Watercolor + colored pencil on paper

Painting landscape for this week garden theme was everything I want to avoid. I want something like a close up of tiny creatures crawling underneath the leaves or just simply an arragement of garden tools. Somehow, i end up playing merely with composition and colors (landscape!). I purposely ignore the need to work on the detail and use pencil color to touch up and reveal the paper textured surface. It didn't take long for me to finish working with the watercolor but the touching up extend the whole process to 4 hours.

Enjoy, and have a nice week!

19 comments:

syntheticsoul said...

semakin hari, aku semakin jeles ngan artwork kau.

Gai said...

I love the bright colours in your blog page and fascinated by the use of watercolour. Curious to what else may be in the garden hiding. thanks for your comment too.

anjou said...

wow - this is gorgeous. Well done.

rizal said...

wow..awesomenyerr... suka komposisi yang anggun seperti tuannya, serta penggunaan warna. Tampak ceria dan bertenaga, tapi masih berjaya mengekalkan kelembutan dan juga kehormoniannya lukisan itu.

clap clap..

i like it

Shani Thomas said...

Your medium fits this landscape very well. Watercolors just seem to go with a garden. You've created a feeling of softness, of "greeness", one feels one is truly in the garden. I like as well your composition, the garden path invites you into the piece. Well done, bravo!

Gillian said...

This is like a sultry summer night - lovely rich colours.

Thanks for your comment. x

Peggy Fussell said...

I would very much like to walk along that path right now. Thanks!

SENTA said...

This is so beautiful! My favorite part is the tree trunks and branches. I also love how the smooth areas complement the more detailed areas. Nice job as usual!

cathy june said...

your landscape turned out beautifully. nice enough to frame and hang on the wall!

van dyke said...

Now THIS lovely garden path urges me to walk down it and explore what's beyond. Attractive colors and atmospheric feeling! Good work.

Monica said...

What a beautiful watercolor, I love the colors and the overall design. It's very inviting and peaceful. Lovely work!

remain.anonymous said...

Ohhh i like your painting landscape. Its beautiful. ;) I love the way you apply your watercolor onto your painting. I love your trees!! :D

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Emila Yusof said...

Beautiful garden!

MiKa Art said...

This is so beautiful! I love these deep colors.

mangosteenskin said...

allo arip, akupun suka tengok kambing kau. bawaklah dia join illustration friday.

hi gai, your garden detail fascinated me too.

oh anjou, tq for the use of "wow" and "gorgeous"!:)

wah2 rizal, penjelasan yang meleret2. terlebih penghayatan nih. hehe. thanks for the clap clap. again.

oh shani, u always come with good composition of words in your comments. thanks.

thanks for dropping by gilian. yes, i agree about the sultriness.

hello peggy. im so happy to read your comment.

hi senta! thanks for mentioning the trees! i love trees, branches and leaves (and flowers!) and include them in most of my drawings.

ello cathy, your comment make me glance to the original painting. i might consider your idea someday. thanks.

hi pupu! thank you! i think the pencil color help alot to improve this drawing. my childhood fav media (the easiest to use).

helo emila! thanks for visiting and taking time to comment! happy to see you here, as always.

helo mika, thank u. have a nice, nice day and happy blogging!

Rrramone said...

This is lovely, wonderful, texturiffic! :-)

kiki [hei] said...

I think it's beautiful finally!!! It creates the atmosphere that I feel like I'm in it~!

Emily said...

really beautiful colors! lovely blog too!

mangosteenskin said...

tq rramone, kiki and emily! i appreciate ur visit here! do come here again!