Thursday, May 28, 2009

Purple Silos with Red Poppies (2 Versions)

Title: Purple Silos with Red Poppies
in Watercolor

7x7 inches, micron pen and watercolor on 140-lb cp
©2009 Christine Pierce
(please click on image to enlarge)


Title: Purple Silos with Red Poppies
digital interpretation

24x16 inches
©2009 Christine Pierce
(please click on image to enlarge)

The paintings done for the Different Strokes from Different Folks challenge are supposed to be done with traditional media. Digital interpretations are not allowed. So, I pulled out my micron pen and watercolors, painted the top version, and submitted it to the challenge.

And then I pulled out my computer stylus and did the second painting, based on the first. I guess you could say, "Different Strokes from the Same Folk."

All in all, I enjoyed creating both paintings. Surprisingly (to me), the watercolor version took much less time than the digital version. And I can see what a difference cropping makes. I am very partial toward the square format, and may end up cropping the digital painting so that it, too, is square.

You can see the reference photo here and the other artists' terrific and varied interpretations here.

4 comments:

Melissa and Emmitt May 29, 2009 at 6:58 AM  

hi christine!
wow! i love both of your paintings. how wonderful to see all of them together. so many entries and styles. that is what art is about!

Ann May 29, 2009 at 12:43 PM  

Christine, your watercolor look luscious!

dominique eichi June 3, 2009 at 3:10 PM  

Very nice and great colors for the DSFDF

christine June 3, 2009 at 4:26 PM  

Thank you so much, Melissa, Ann and Dominique! It was fun to do some sketching and paint with watercolors after a bit of a hiatus.

 

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