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Thursday, July 2, 2009

In The Evening By the Moonlight


This is a small painting (5" x 7") that I recently completed. The background was poured in shades of violet and quinacridone red-violet and the detailing was mostly blues and greens with predominately negative painting techniques. It is from a photo I found in Wet Canvas. It was painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Arches watercolor paper.

7 comments:

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Oh Barb! This is just stunning. I have not tried poured paintings yet but will have to give it a try since you post such beauties as this! I like the natural shading that sets the back of the flower to the back of the scene. Wow.

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks, Susan. Your comments always mean a lot to me and I appreciate that you take the time to comment.
Hugs,
Barb

Arti said...

thats a great painting.Love the shade unders the petals.

RHCarpenter said...

Barb, you need to draw my name at the next SWAP and you need to send me this painting!!! ha ha Truly, truly lovely and serene and awe-inspiring!

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks Arti, I am glad you like it.
Rhonda, you know that you control who gets what in the SWAP...teehee! Just kidding...I know you pull the names! Thanks for the compliment.

Ginny Stiles said...

Barb...is this a POURED painting? I have several books on this technique but have not tried it. Have you posted in your archives anyway the process you use?
This is wonderful.

Barbara Sailor said...

Ginny...this is a poured first layer. I haven't blogged any demos of the process, but I am currently preparing a demo on my pouring process for a yahoo group watercolor site and I will make certain you get it...I will probably post it on this blog too. Still cold in the Northwoods? Brrrr.........