Baa Baa Black Sheep

I had a very small black frame and I decided to do a little scene with houses and trees and a black sheep. Using black is hard and sometimes it gets too black. I learned to take out some of the thick paint and when it dries I use a sharp Exacto knife to scrap away layers to get a lighter look. Baa Baa got really black, so I had to doctor him a little. I did use a fine tip Sharpie for accents on this watercolor.

About Jim Gatling

Artist: primitive watercolors, colored pencil. Quilter: Original designs, Scrap quilts. Craftsman: Woodburning, Recycling Teacher: Retired MHS, SHCS K-12 Part Time. Collector: Antiques, Quilts, Glass, Buttons, Petit Point, Needlepoint, Hankies, Figural Perfume Bottles. Son, Father, Grandfather, Neighbor, Friend.
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