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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Poured Painting - Finally Finished


Well - I have finally finished the poured painting that was a demonstration for Donna Clark's watercolor class in Troy, Ohio. (and which is in a previous post in this blog.) This is almost a full sheet of Arches cold-pressed 140 lb. watercolor paper. The underpainting was poured with acrylic inks and the detailing and negative painting areas were done with transparent watercolor. The white areas on the petals were masked with Pebeo liquid mask.

10 comments:

Vicki Greene said...

Beautiful finish and thanks for the previous WIP photos.

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

You and your negative painting! You make me feel so unworthy for settling for a softer, muted background ALL of the time! I tell myself (and others) that is the look I was going for; but, in truth, it is because I lack the patience to do all of that negative painting. I have just 'fessed up', I feel better now.

Nancy said...

Wow! This is a stunner! Gorgeous colors -- simply beautiful!

Christiane Kingsley said...

This is so beautiful! The negative painting is perfect and adds so much depth. Congratulations - this is a winner.

Cheryl Aguilar said...

I do believe this is one of the most attractive paintings i have seen recently! I haven't tried the acrylic ink yet, but might contemplate it after seeing this painting! I love the negative painting thru the leaves. Cheryl

Mary Paquet said...

Beautifully done, Barb. I have never attempted poured painters. You are a master. I love the vibrancy you've achieved her.

Barbara Sailor said...

Vicki,Susan, Nancy, Christiane,Cheryl and Mary...sorry about the delay in responding to your comments - we have had a death in the family and I haven't been bloggin...
Susan - as you know, negative painting isn't for everyone - it definitely does not lend itself to the beautiful watercolorly style that you use...i think everyone should stick to their own style - what they do best...and you should stick to your softer, muted style - it really works and is beautiful!

Thank you all so much for your kind comments...if you haven't tried negative painting, it is definitely worth a try. I have found that it works for me and I keep going back to it, so maybe it is what I should do:)

Ginny Stiles said...

The negative painting here leaves me speechless (not an ordinary thing for me!)
I wish you re-set the blog so at least 6-10 posts show up instead of just one. I have to scroll all the way down the blog to get the 2010 posts and open them. Especially when you are showing a sequence like this.
Do you have a lot of acrylic ink colors? I am fascinated with luminous color.

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks, Ginny. How do I reset the blog - I tried but don't think I accomplished it - give me instructions, Okay?
Good luck with your show - your work looks wonderful - you have been a busy girl! I love your banner - it is so colorful and lovely. Also good luck with your move - lots of work, Eh?

Donna Pierce-Clark said...

Barbara, this is SO gorgeous!!! Thanks for sharing with my group in Troy! We loved watching the process!