Pumpkins, no. 2

Pumpkins, no. 2, watercolor, originally uploaded by ahtravis.


I have taken two students of watercolor on Friday afternoons for 3 to 4 hours.  These students are wonderful; they never say, “Oh, I can’t do that”.  They are game to attack any subject with abandon.  Basically, we paint together.  The pie pumpkins came from my garden.  We painted practicing negative painting (the white of the stem and the lightest part of the pumpkin) and creating the velvety dark background by adding all the hues to the paper while the surface is wet.

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4 Responses to Pumpkins, no. 2

  1. Rachel says:

    i had no idea your “classes” were so long- that’s a good chunk of time to really try out new things. probably necessary for the students to really absorb and adapt new skills.

    i remember so well in cleveland when you started paying serious attention to negative space and experimenting with the unpainted spaces.

  2. I love what you have done since we last saw you in McIndoe’s class at the ASL!!! I am subscribing to be able to keep up with what you are doing. Hope to see you back at the league this year.

  3. Ginger/Hem Ewing says:

    Thrilled to continue my collection of “Travis’s” through the internet. I have to follow your evolving style, and especially like the vibrant color. Was touched to see the continuing series of “House Across the Street”, especially since I know what it looks like for real and how it’s image has changed over the years.

  4. We are so fortunate to have you as a neighbor. you just keep getting better and better.

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