Thursday, July 31, 2008

a study and a poured piece



This week I have two pieces.... one is graphite, it's a study for an eventual painting. The working title for it is "Sittin' on the Dock by the Bay." The second piece is a poured painting... a strong graphic pattern subdued by the soft colors.... I haven't titled it yet.

6 comments:

Cathy Gatland said...

You have such good strong values in your drawing, Helen - necessary I guess for your poured technique. The painting is stunning - as you say, the beautiful soft colours countering the stark graphic.

Her Eye Zone Art said...

Hi Helen,

I was wondering...does it take a lot longer to do a pour than painting with brush? Do you mask in layers? It's a great look!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Thanks Cathy and Anita. Yes Anita, it's a series of masking and pouring so it takes longer... have to wait for each layer to dry completely before moving on.

Dean H. said...

Really love that poured look...I try often to achieve that varied color effect with super wet acrylics...still working on it.

By the way, Helen,I have awarded you the Brillante Weblog award - you can read the info on my blog. You can pass it on or not, your choice. I figured this was just a nice way to let you know I appreciate your work.

Deano

Joan said...

That sketch is great!! It should make a wonderful painting. I love your soft colors in the pour. Nice job!!

Helen Percy Lystra said...

Thank you Joan ... and Deano... thank you... I'm thrilled, honored, proud... oh my... I'll be passing it on