Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Fiesta Flowers

Mixed media
Fiesta Flowers by Char Fitzpatrick
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

I painted this pot of flowers several times on the same paper. I washed it in the shower three times and finally got something I could work with. It became quite lively and messy. I tried to create some kind of order with gouache and black ink but it still wants to be naughty!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Custom Pet Portraits - Bella

Watercolor and gouache
Char Fitzpatrick Pet Portrait
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

Bella belongs to my good friends. She was quite a funny youngster, very precocious and gangly with beautiful coloring. Bella was the first of my pet portraits. She appeared unusually sedate in the chair.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Heads of Ayr

Watercolor and gouache highlights

Heads of Ayr by Char Fitzpatrick
©2014 Char Fitzpatrick

I enjoy painting on location when I travel. Watercolors are very portable and lend themselves to quick weather changes. I enjoy the challenge of trying to capture fleeting moments. In this painting I enhanced the clouds and choppy waves with gouache.

Original: Sold!