I'm very pleased to announce my 600 follower celebration GIVEAWAY! We're doing a giveaway of a free 8" X 10" drawing OR watercolor! Please click the photo below to follow me @ericsantoli and enter our giveaway! The deadline is MONDAY, JUNE 18TH! Best of luck to everyone!
I've been doing a lot of watercolor sketches lately in a small watercolor Moleskine that I picked up from Dick Blick. I'm really falling in love with watercolors. I love the way you can capture reflections with watercolor in a different way than oil painting. Oil painting allows a lot more manipulation of the paint; watercolor painting is more fragile and doesn't allow as much messing around. I think watercolors have a more poetic and transient feel to them, which I also am constantly trying to understand.
I'm very proud to begin work on a new commission. This commission is for a patron who chose my painting from the Ridgewood Art Institute's annual sponsor show. I get to paint a very cute dog named Elvis. I love pet portraits and I can't wait to get more work done on this commission!