Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Shiva-A look back....

Here is a look at a painting I did, just for the sake of the doing. I got a new watercolor paint color from my FAVORITE art supplier, Daniel Smith (http://danielsmith.com/). It was called "Undersea Green", and you can see from this painting why. I used mostly green, grey and then a light touch of Veridian (red) for contrast.

This is 8x10" on 300 lbs. hot pressed watercolor paper.

As an artist, I cannot stress enough, get the very best supplies you can afford. If you don't follow this advice, you will forever be fighting a bad brush, cheap paint, or the wrong nib... rather than letting your talent stretch, and having the line, color and stroke be exactly as you want the first time, every time.

And as always, you can see a handy gallery of my work at http://www.flickr.com/photos/patricedeavila/

... be inspired.


Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives. William A. Foster


  1. Hi Patrice,
    Thanks for visiting my blog. This is a beautiful Shiva. Agree with you about the art supply thing. It's the same with soup too. lol You need quality ingredients for a beautiful anything.

  2. looking at various visuals on your lovely blog make me ache for the energy and blossoming of spring.

    And thank YOU for stopping by here ...