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Thursday, October 1, 2009

Landscape in the Style of Gary Lipscomb

I created this painting for the intermediate watercolor class I am teaching for Riverside Art Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio. It was painted in the style of Gary Lipscomb which he describes in his book "Watercolor: Go With The Flow." It is painted on 1/8 sheet of Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper with several different brands of watercolors. I posted some paintings earlier on this blog which describe this technique, if you are interested. (May, 2009) The students pretty much finished them this week and we plan to critique then and take a group photograph next Monday evening.

6 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Barbara,
I really like this painting:beautiful contrasts and the underpainting adds a lot of interest. The blue streaks in the underpainting remind me of Nick Simmons's use of blue over his koi fish to show that they are in water.
Your students are very fortunate.

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks, Christiane, for the comments. I also like the effect the underpainting gives in this technique - I think it almost causes a painting to glow because of the layering of transparent colors. I love Nick Simmon's paintings.
Barb

RHCarpenter said...

I really like this, too. I has the best of both worlds of pure watercolor and illustration - the blending, lovely colors and the clean lines. Nice job!!

Barbra Joan said...

Love it Barb... color that glow.

Barbara Sailor said...

Rhonda...Thanks for commenting and thanks for your remarks about the lines - I used to make use of calligraphic line in a lot of my work, but sort of got away from it. I love line...
Barb

Barbara Sailor said...

Barbra Joan...Thanks - I think you get a lot of "glow" with this process from Gary Lipscomb.
Barb