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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Back Lot Blue Beauty


This painting was completed some time ago for a class I was teaching. I submitted it this week to the April project for Watercolor Workshop theme "We've Got the Blues". It is painted on 1/2 sheet Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper with mostly Holbein paints. I limited the palette to Antwerp Blue, Quin. rose, paynes gray with some quin. gold. I did this same subject in green for a class also.

4 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

These never cease to amaze me, Barb! This composition just works so well. I have a photo I want to paint that is much like this, but from New Mexico so the barn is a ruin of an old pueblo building. Should be fun when I can get around to it (those round "tuit's" are getting harder to find!)

Barbara Sailor said...

Susan, that sounds fascinating - I think the old pueblo would be great - lots of local color. I understand about the "tuits" too!
Barb

RHCarpenter said...

This is wonderful, Barb. I really like all the soft colors and then the brighter color of the truck. So well done.

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda! It's nice to have you back ... sounds like you had a lovely vacation. I love your pictures.
Bar b