Minor adjustments and small projects

The grand house

The grand house

This has been a week of small projects and minor adjustments to previous works.  I worked on finishing the last big architectural, a smaller one I worked on a month ago, and the little watercolor from last time.  I darkened up the shadows and added some yellow to the vegetation on this one.  The photo doesn’t quite have the greens and brown bricks correct – there aren’t any real white areas – but it is the best my camera can do for now. I like the addition of the yellows in the trees and flowers.  I think it complements the purple flowers quite well.

Little house watercolor

Little house watercolor

I studied the little watercolor from last time and decided to add some greenery to the top and more red flowers.  I think it is more balanced now and is more pleasing to my eye.  Funny how such a simple addition can improve a piece.  I still think bigger might be better when I next use the nib pen.  Just not too large because filling that tip can be a pain.

As a quick project I also made up more of the note cards with the little abstract watercolor flowers.  I sold 4 to a single buyer last week and decided not only to replace those but add a few more.  I had already made up the watercolor bases and inked them up so it took no time at all.  You can check them out easily in my etsy store in the note card section.

8 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. DixCutler
    Apr 07, 2013 @ 19:48:18

    Both delightful but I especially love the little house. It looks so darned inviting!


  2. Cindy D.
    Apr 08, 2013 @ 07:44:06

    Both terrific and really different, even the foliage. It’s hard to pick a favorite! The yellow looks great and the added greenery in the second one also looks great!


    • ruthsartwork
      Apr 08, 2013 @ 10:31:43

      Thanks, Cindy. I do like the little one a bit more now. The basics on the larger one were okay top start with and all I had to do was darken the shadows and add a bit more color to the foliage.


  3. Karen
    Apr 09, 2013 @ 08:15:04

    Ruth, I just love these. Your architectural pieces are always my favorites. Great work!


  4. lesliepaints
    Apr 15, 2013 @ 14:47:31

    Oh WOW! I love that top piece. Probably my favorite of your architecturals. The windows! …especially that one on the bottom left. Lots of depth. I also like the color play on the roof of this one. There are shadows from the trees on that window above the door and that is so cool. I can’t say enough about this one. Love it, Ruth.


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