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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, October 10, 2008

Apple Basket for Watercolor Workshop

I finished this apple basket painting last evening. It was painted from a photograph provided by the Watercolor Workshop for the October project where everyone paints from the same photograph. This was painted on 1/4 sheet Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper with mostly Holbein watercolors. Every painting I start I decide I am going to paint it in a loose, watercolorly style and I always end up with a tight, clean, anal watercolor. It's hopeless! I think I will have to give up my dream to be a loose woman! All I can say is that it is not for the effort of trying.


Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb, who cares?!!!! As long as you can do this WONDERFUL painting as you have, WHO CARES? I was a bit daunted in submitting my looser painting when I saw yours, but there is room for anal people as well as "loose women" in this art world! LOL. You are good!

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks, Susan! I love your painting, you "loose Woman!"

Kari Gibson said...

well, loose or not, it works brilliantly. A lovely painting, beautifully executed.

Vicki Greene said...

Barb you have a wonderful style and this painting is wonderful. Don't worry about painting tight, just keep painting. I love it!