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Friday, July 10, 2009

Small Pour from Color Study

This is a small painting which I did yesterday during my time with my Thursday Painters. I almost always do a small color study before I do a painting to make sure of my colors before I start the final. I wet this paper (5"x 7 1/2") and dropped in the indian yellow in the center and then the quinacridone red-violet around the edges and allowed it to run, mix and dry. I was happy with the results and thus, went on to the large painting in the demo below. Yesterday, I drew the rose again, more or less like the one in the photo I used for the demo. It is not exactly the same, but close. I had paint left over from the demo, so I used that. This painting is much more intense than the demo painting - I used much more contrast and color in this small study. This study will be nice for a swap painting or a greeting card. If nothing else, it was economical :) Want not-waste not!

6 comments:

RHCarpenter said...

Barb, I love the demo and the final - both are so clean and beautiful!!

Barbra joan said...

oh Barbara, this is so lovely, the small and the larger. just wonderful. And thanks so much for sharing the technique, I've read about it never tried it myself but it sure

Nancy said...

This is so beautiful, Barb! I took the painting that you sent me in the swap to our Watercolor Club meeting yesterday and showed it off! Everyone was so envious of me!!

Mary Paquet said...

Barbara, this is so lovely and thanks for giving us the process. You are a master at pouring! I found you through Nancy's blog. I am joining!

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda for the kind comment.
Barbra joan...you should try the technique - it would work well with the way you paint.
Nancy...I am honored that you took the painting to Watercolor Club...now someone in Florida has seen my work - I'm FAMOUS! teehee
Mary...thank you for joining my blog...I will try to make it worth your while.

Aarti Harish said...

WOnderful...its very pretty....!!!