Friday, June 13, 2008

Annie Had Tea With A Kingfisher - color sketch

©Kathleen Rietz
A color sketch....
Color always changes things so much.
You can see the pencil sketch directly under this post.


  1. Beautiful, Kate.
    I so love the style you have developed. Charming.xo

  2. OMG! this is so adorable!! I love your little people.

  3. A charming picture! I've been thinking about painting Kingfishers lately, although I must admit it's just an excuse to play with those beautiful blues!

  4. Looks really great in color!

    When I saw the sketch the wall looked a bit flat to me, and I've figured it out, the stones furthest away in perspective are the largest which makes the eye think they are closer.

    I don't think it matters though, just thought I'd mention it.

    Great piece, nice to see you so productive!

  5. very sweet.....your work is always so well executed...

    have a great weekend...

    (go Cubs !!!!!!!!!!!)

    please don't hold my enthusiasm against me :)

  6. This is a wonderful illustration... I love Kingfishers! The whole piece is adorable, and beautifully rendered! :)

  7. This looks wonderful Kate! You really have a grasp on these childhood illustrations- John

  8. B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l!!!!!!
    Love it Kate. Her expression is priceless...

    I'm also loving the purples you are adding in the two last pieces. :o)

  9. Oh Kate this is just lovely! I love your colour choices and how you've done the highlights on the stones and her hair. Your work is really inspiring to me.

  10. wow Kate...neat seeing them together...and you're so right ....color changes things so brings it to life!!!

    wonderful work...I love it...

  11. This looks great with color! :)

    Thank you so much for your helpful and inspiring words that you posted on my blog. I really appreciate it. Please keep checking in with me and letting me know what you think works and what doesn't...the flat simple style takes me just as long as a dimensional style with all the details I add to the backgrounds and all (flat style) even though it probably doesn't look like I spend much time on it...(and not to mention I'm just a little bit of a perfectionist...not in life, just art!) :) Thanks again!

  12. Yup, this piece is definitely one of my favorites and I am so glad you put it to color cuz you KNOW we were all waiting! LOL. I do love the colors! This is a very, very beautiful piece. I am loving your style too!

  13. gorgeous as usual! the eyes are so simple, but say so much, just lovely!

    a : )

  14. How sweet. Your illustrations are always so lovely and charming.

  15. How cool Kate! Love the colors of the kingfisher especially!

  16. If I had to pick, I'd choose... hmm.

    Color does change a lot and I like both but I'm a big fan of your original pencil sketch.

    As an artist I get all caught up in pencil lines, drawing them in my head while I look at it. Can't help it. That's probably why I like it so much!


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