Monday, February 21, 2011

Back in the Weeds


Here I've decided to take a couple of pieces from a few years ago and tweak them up a little so that I could pop them up on to my new Etsy page. These paintings were pretty monochromatic before, and I suppose they still are to some degree but I have added some more colour and made some minor adjustments to the drawing and design. These 2 pictures are small - 5 x 7 inches and are watercolour, gouache and pencil crayon on cold pressed paper. I like to think of these little characters sitting on the edge of a field, meditating over the sheep or cows that are just out of sight.

6 comments:

Oya's Daughter said...

Wow, I like eet! How did you brighten them up? On the original or digitally? - I've had this weird sense of Artistic Honour (or something) In Whiche I dither about whether it's 'ok' or not to play with an original image and turn it digitally into exactly what one was aiming for. I still feel a bit weird doing it but the results look pretty good. There's just a part of me that wonders if anyone who bought the original based on how a print looks wouldn't be horribly disappointed (meep)

Autumn Alchemy said...

Both versions are beautiful, but I must admit I do especially love your natural, earthy palette!

Larry MacDougall said...

O.D. - I totally agree with you and I would never do that. These were adjusted on the original with washes of watercolour, gouache and some pencil crayon work. In other words, I just kept painting.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks AA. :)

Emerson Fialho said...

Mágico, parabéns!
Abraço cordial e sucesso para ti.

Larry MacDougall said...

Thanks Emerson :)