Wednesday, February 21, 2024

The Old Guitarist




For  months I've been enjoying the tutorials at Awesome Art School, My drawing got better and I learned to use new media, as well as techniques.

I decided to use the Presidents' weekend to get back into some watercolor painting. I found a tutorial by Sarah Cray at Let's Make Art, that I knew I had to try. She used The Old Guitarist by Pablo Picasso to give a bit of art history lesson, as well as painting a monochrome color painting. 

The Old Guitarist was created during Picasso's Blue Period. His focus was on feelings of loneliness and sorrow. He repeated and varied the blues, which created unity in his work.

I painted this piece on Canson 140 lb. cold press watercolor paper, with Jane Davenport watercolors.

This was a challenging, but fun piece to paint. I'm glad I devoted some time to get back into watercolor painting.



Betta said...

I have not yet deepened the technique of watercolor but seeing this your fantastic work I would say that it’s time to start!! Well done!! 👏👏

Thanks for stopping by A Place To Start !
Hugz, Bettascrap DT

Judy McKay said...

Love your old guitarist. Beautiful drawing. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this month. Hope you will join us again soon. Judy DT

My Crafting corner said...

Great work, well done Carla. Thank you for joining our challenge at
Let's Craft and Create this week and good luck.. Ursula Uphof DT

Chana Malkah said...

This one definitely has a great impact! Beautiful work, Carla! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!