Saturday, August 23, 2008

Last working man


I´ve been drawing these working men now for a week, as I set out to do, so this is the last one. At least for now.

The gray in this image is mixed from Permanent Carmine and Winsor Green (blue shade). I like this mix, both of the colours will come out here and there as themselves, refusing to be gray together - a great little effect, impossible to control.

10 x 15 cm, pencil and watercolours on Canson Montval watercolour paper, rough grain.

9 comments:

Quilt Knit said...

Wonderful end to a great week of drawing. You are lucky to be able to draw and capture such a past of people before. Their dress and time. Well done.

Sherrie Roberts

David said...

I really love these! I love your color choices. Take care.

Cathy (Kate) Johnson said...

Love the colors, Nina, and he's marvelous as usual. The hat is perfect!

A Brush with Color said...

I've really enjoyed this series. Wonderful!

Stephanie said...

great painting! I love the way you made your special gray. it's fun to see the unexpected colors show up!

kazumiwannabe said...

Great series! Must have been as interesting to do as it was to see!

Anita Davies said...

It's been a great series Nina, being a monochrome fan I have enjoyed them all the more.

pascal Poulain said...

fantastique travail! j'ai regardé tout ton blog! merci pur le compliment sur le mien qui me va vraiment droit au coeur

caseytoussaint said...

I really enjoyed this series, Nina. They all feel very authentic, even if they're not portraits, strictly speaking. Wonderful inspiration - I'm off to my studio!