Art by Jeff Knecht

A Taste of the Islands

24 Feb 2009

What better way to beat the cold than to “Think Warm”? In this case, I’m thinking Jamaica, mon.

I gave myself a couple of days off. I desperately needed the break. Tonight’s effort was not exactly a triumphant comeback (it is almost bedtime after all), but I kinda like it.

I was thinking about adding a pen-and-ink outline; but given the amount of color, I think it may actually distract. I just wish I could get a little more contrast out of my watercolors. I wonder how much of this has to do with using the back side of the watercolor paper (yes, I know I’m being a cheapskate!)?

Media: Cotman watercolors and B pencil.