Where? by HouseofChabrier
HouseofChabrier

Where? Where did you come from, and when are you leaving?
7" X 10" Watercolor on black paper.

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  • Submitted:Feb 3rd, 2012
  • Resolution:1847x2899
  • Date Created:Feb 3rd, 2012
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  • Camera:PENTAX Optio Z10
  • Exposure:1/20
  • Aperture:f/4.2
  • Focal Length:21.1mm
  • ISO Speed:800
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  • doux-amer

    doux-amer

    Congrats! Well deserved…
    I come from nowhere, ans I don't want to leave!

    Feb 6th, 2012 Reply
  • Mew

    Mew

    great job!

    Feb 4th, 2012 Reply
  • QuakerNinja

    QuakerNinja

    Congratulation!

    Your art is very inspirational to all of us artists and at Shadowness we like to thank our amazing artists for all they do, to show our appreciation for you, your artwork has been featured in todays Daily Inspiration #335

    http://shadowness.com/dailyinspiration/forum/daily-inspiration-335

    Feb 4th, 2012 Reply
  • JurgenDoe

    JurgenDoe

    Magnificent and wonderful work as usual

    Feb 4th, 2012 Reply Shadowness Staff
  • DsyneGrafix

    DsyneGrafix

    WHERE in the world did you learn to draw Owls like this! Fantastic!

    Feb 3rd, 2012 Reply
    • HouseofChabrier

      HouseofChabrier

      I sit down with paint and brush, and just paint. I never painted on black paper with watercolors until last year. I discovered black Gesso, and painted in oils on black panels about 8 years ago. I liked doing that because it changed the way I painted and the hues of color I used. I applied the knowledge I learned doing that to this painting in opaque watercolor. Then last year I decided to add a little gum arabic to my watercolors after I started painting on black pastel paper. I liked the effect, but didn't like the texture of the paper. I can draw just about anything, but I have to practice repeatedly until I figure out how to paint something consistently well. Thus all these owls. At first the eyes are all open, and then after a few painted owls I start working on expression. This is all to lead up to painting an Owl winging it's way somewhere in some future painting. I'm glad you like my paintings, and really drawing and painting every day is what makes me capable of drawing owls this way. Plus, I really like Owls. I've always admired Audubon and other Bird Artists. Nobody really taught me...I just concentrate, relax, and draw...then I paint and draw, and sometimes I draw with my paint brush. I hope that helps you understand... :shrug

      Feb 4th, 2012 Reply
    • DsyneGrafix

      DsyneGrafix

      I do understand, but I am jealous of your talent! I can't draw a circle without a template! LOL

      Feb 4th, 2012 Reply
  • essencestudios

    essencestudios

    love the expression!!

    Feb 3rd, 2012 Reply Crazy Cat Lady