Stockings have long been hung by the chimney with care and they are as individual as we are! Stockings can take the form of shoes, boots, socks—anything will work—so that it might be filled with a sweet treat or two.
Our childhood stockings seem to play a very important role when we're asked to describe a stocking, but not always. And what's even more fun is discovering all the different ways to create stockings...are they full or empty, hanging or lying down, decorated or plain?
Those are just a few of the questions to ask as you begin to build your stocking.
We'll work on shading the stocking to give it the look of dimension. We'll create an underpainting to help with this and then we'll use warm and cool colors to further the illusion. Next, we'll use "broken color washes" to create texture for the cuff and last, we will add a cast shadow to finish off the look.
Come and join me to create a whole host of stockings to hang by chimney with care for this next holiday season!
Laure Ferlita is an accomplished watercolorist residing in sunny Florida. Watercolors, nature, travel, painting on location, sketching for the joy of it, and most especially, color, are her passions!
Vibrant color can be found in almost any subject and its shadows. It is her joy to bring those colors to life on paper with some paint and a little water. For many years, Laure worked as a graphic designer, so you will most likely see a strong graphic element in her work.
She started sharing her joy and love of sketching on location over at ImaginaryTrips.com in 2009 and has helped many "travelers" to find their artistic voice since then.
“Watercolor, for me, is the perfect sketching medium." Laure says. “It provides ease of use, quick color saturation, and clean up is a snap and really, you don't need much equipment. After you move past the hype of how difficult watercolor can be, you find out how much fun it is to get out there and actually create on location. It's way too much fun!"