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Friday, January 21, 2011

Internet meme of the day--girl falls into fountain while texting


Girl falls into fountain while texting, 6X8", oil on canvas

And the steps to do it, in about an hour:

I start with either a watercolor pencil drawing. Easily erasable with a wet paper towel, allows me to fiddle endlessly with composition.


Then I block in colors and values, very roughly.

Then these shapes are gradually refined until I have to go pick up my son or yell at the dog or answer the phone..

The water reflections were added last. After I raised my phone up on a small support, I poured a pitcher of water over the rest of the stuff.

2 comments:

Emille said...

Lovely, Carol! Love that the colors are nos too bright. All the reflections you added make it more life like:)

Now Blogger is back in business, we hopefully can get to normal.

Emille said...

Just to add, This is a new blog of Jesh at FB, I don't know yet which blog I'll keep.