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Sunday, February 15, 2009

"The Blind Egyptian"

"The Blind Egyptian" was painted on a 1/4 sheet of Arches hot-pressed w/c paper. It is a monochromatic study painted for the February Watercolor Workshop project which was to do a painting in monotone or sepia. I decided to do my painting in shades of blue-violet. The source photograph was found in the Wet Canvas reference library of photos.

6 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful portrait!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Again, I have to say how well-done this portrait is, and how evocative it is to me. You are just so skilled in catching the details that make a painting that way.

Vicki Greene said...

Beautiful work. I gave your blog an award. You can see it at my blog http://vickigreene.blogspot.com/

Barbara Sailor said...

Rhonda, Susan and Vicki...
Thanks for commenting on the Blind Egyptian. Your remarks are very encouraging. Vicki ... many thanks for the blog award. I believe I will pursue it.
Barb

Joanne said...

Beautiful piece. The fact that it is monochromatic adds to the character of the painting.

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks, Joanne. I appreciate your comments and also thanks for visiting my blog.
Barb