Tuesday, February 13, 2007
Testing the Water
This piece has some problems, but shows what I'd like to be able to do more of -- minimal background using lots of white but that still shows the environment clearly.
There is a painter whose name I would LOVE to be able to recall. He is a watercolorist, and has a beautiful way of doing outdoor scenes with edges that turn to white in a natural way, no hard edges. I had wondered if Bill Watterson was influenced by him, as there is a similarity between the way Watterson would use watercolor on the covers of one or two of his books. I believe the artist is Dutch, but I can't remember for certain. And try searching on the web for an artist or illustrator without any specifics and oh, boy... If anybody knows who this might be, I'd be forever indebted.
Posted by Ted Dawson