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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, May 14, 2009



These two images were painted for the Watercolor Workshop's May projects. The first painting, the urang, was painted from a photograph by a friend, Debra Holmes, a painter and photographer who lives in Florida. She graciously allows me to use her pictures as sources for my paintings. The second painting is from a photo provided by Gina Hall on Watercolor Workshop and is a Kudu-antelope. This is the photo that all will paint from for the project this month. Both animals were a lot of fun to paint, especially since I seldom paint animals and found that I really did enjoy this. They are both on Arches 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.

3 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

I think that you should paint more animals because you were able to capture a personality/feeling with them.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb...these are just great and, while you don't usually paint animals, I think you are on to something with these; you definitely have created a thing of beauty and charm with these two! They are speaking to me.

Barbara Sailor said...

Vicki and Susan,
Thanks so much for your comments. I will have to say that I enjoyed painting them both...lots more than I expected. My grandson is in love with the orangutan.
Barb