TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Day #8

ORIGINAL ART For that special person on your list at heavily discounted holiday prices…

Contact me here… or simply go to our website Valerie Woelk original art to see more pictures and descriptive information about today’s special or any other art you may want. There are many paintings available for immediate shipment or pickup.

 Jazz G1114 – $75 (unframed), $175 (framed)

Jazz

15″w x 23″h watercolor on 140lb WC paper. Watercolor of jazz musicians jamming including piano, guitar, trumpet, saxaphone, and voice.

 

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Day #6

ORIGINAL ART For that special person on your list at heavily discounted holiday prices…

Contact me here… or simply go to our website Valerie Woelk original art to see more pictures and descriptive information about today’s special or any other art you may want. There are many paintings available for immediate shipment or pickup.

On The 6th Day of Christmas…

“White Lily” A0413 –  $75 (unframed-matted and bagged)

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22.5″w x 15″h watercolor on WC paper. Watercolor of a single white lily backlit at the window.

 

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Day #5

ORIGINAL ART For that special person on your list at heavily discounted holiday prices…

Contact me here… or simply go to our website Valerie Woelk original art to see more pictures and descriptive information about today’s special or any other art you may want. There are many paintings available for immediate shipment or pickup.

On The 5th Day of Christmas…

“Three Deer” J3002

Three deer, 2 does and a buck
The deer gazing at an approaching sound.

12″w x 9″h watercolor on WC paper. Watercolor of three American white tail deer, two bucks and a doe.

 

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Day #3

ORIGINAL ART For that special person on your list at heavily discounted holiday prices…

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On The 3rd Day of Christmas…

“Peacemaker” B6004 – $75 (unframed), $175 (framed)

Peacemaker B6004 watercolor
Ski run that is a lot of fun at 49 Degrees Nort Ski Resort in Chewelah WA

15″w x 22.5″h watercolor on 300lb WC paper. Watercolor of one of the best ski runs at 49 Degrees North Ski Resort in Chewelah, Washington, named Peacemaker. Yes!

TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS Day #1

ORIGINAL ART For that special person on your list at heavily discounted holiday prices…

Contact me here… or simply go to our website Valerie Woelk original art to see more pictures and descriptive information about today’s special or any other art you may want. There are many paintings available for immediate shipment or pickup.

On The 1st Day of Christmas…

“Fun In Florida!” 8 Piece Collection – $95

all eight pieces are 8″w x 11″h watercolor sketch’s attractively framed in “barnwood” frames ready to hang and brighten up any room.

Fun in Florida 8 piece Set

“Beach Cruise” C0707 watercolor of a woman and children frolicking in the waters of a beach in Florida.

 “Dancing Cyprus” C0507 watercolor sketch of a Cyprus grove on a Florida shore with dancing spirits in the winds.

 “Dive Discovery” C0607 is a watercolor of fun Florida snorkling with a young boy and camera seeing… manito, angel fish, and sea turtles

 “Everglade Spirit” C0807 a watercolor showing spirits in the Florida Everglade swamps with… crocodile, alligator, eagle, and Cherokee all present.

 “Musica” C0107 is a watercolor of Florida’s entertainment music industry including… singers, guitar, piano, trombone.

 “Orange Flavored Drama” C0207 a watercolor showing some of Florida’s Orange growers and Theatre attractions including… magnolia, zebra butterfly, princess and drama masks.

 “Roller Coaster Flash” C0407 a watercolor sketch of Florida amusement parks including… rollercoaster, enchanted castle, hot balloon and teenage girls, fun.

 “Splash Delights” C0307 a bright watercolor of Florida’s Seaworld attractions showing whale, orca and dolphin action in front of a little boy with binoculars.

Steps for Watercolor Illustration

 

Continued…  painting images for children’s books?

Steps Involved…

These examples of the steps are from a new book I am currently working on making watercolors for “preschool age” children.  It is written by a talented Australian author named Julie Anne Ford. I will let you know when it is up and ready to see on Amazon.com
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HAS ANYONE WARNED YOU I LIKE TO TALK?

Amelia is the darling 5-year-old main character

my previous post covered the sketch approval steps 1 & 2.
PAINTING
3. -resist

initial masking and background setup for watercolors
little girl with fantasy background laying in of background washes.

I usually use resist to hold out the areas I want to keep white.  It is sometimes called liquid frisket or resist and it sure makes the painting easier and faster. You can see the masking material on the surface of this painting, it is shiny yellow.
4. -washes/backgrounds

layout of a little girl in a fantasy background
painting backgrounds in a watercolor painting

I begin by laying in the washes and backgrounds. The bright colors filling up the big areas really quickly begins to bring the ideas-to-life.
5. -main subjects

fantasy creatures behind a little girl talking at the dinner table
painting objects and subjects for 3D shading and form

Now it is time to add form and details to main subjects and get that 3D shading thing happening.
6. -remove resist/frisket

fantasy creatures behind a little girl talking at the dinner table
remove frisket

7. -details

I will not be able to share this finished image with you on the blog, as it would cause problems with the author’s copyright. But the book will be available soon on Amazon.com. Feel free to contact me if you need any assistance locating it.

illustration progress

The author changed from b&w to color illustrations and by the way the title is, “Trapped in Enchantment” coming to Amazon soon. This is a middle school book full of imagination, a large part of why I love my job.  A fun illustration project with unexpected images.  Here are a couple shots of the drafting table I work on with the drying rack full of finished images ten so far. They are all done except for final pen work.

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Main character progressive…

illustration is done gradually… here are some progressive shots to show the process for black and white rendering with watercolors. Everyone has their own process’ this is just the way I like to do it. Now I await a reply from the author deciding whether he is wearing a helmet or not.

George step one George step two George step three George step four George step five George step six