Sunday, May 5, 2013

Teddy Bear Fountain

Teddy Bear Fountain, ink& watercolor, 8x11"

It was fun sketching Berkeley's 100-year-old Teddy Bear Fountain again. After Cristina and I chose the perfect viewpoint and sat down on the carved stone bench, I pulled out my pen, opened my bag and discovered I'd forgotten my sketchbook! DUH! Fortunately she had an extra a 9x12 watercolor block she let me use.

There was an odd optical illusion; it appeared that the water was only falling behind the fountain so that's how I painted it. I also intentionally shrunk the width of the base of the fountain. The sun was setting when I finished drawing so I added paint at home.

Please see Cristina's comprehensive sketch of the scene here and Cathy's previous sketch now featured on Berkeley Library cards.

1 comment:

  1. I love the way to did the bears, they really have a round belly. Poor things trapped under the water forever and ever.


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