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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, February 13, 2010

Fushia Clematis

Our group of Thursday painters have been having some structured classes taught by one of us for several weeks. Last week and the previous Thursday Michelle Walker worked with us on palette knife painting in oils. We painted a single apple both weeks. A picture of the first week's apples is currently on this blog. This Thursday, I took them through the process of pouring a painting and negative painting techniques. This painting is approximately 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. Canson Tientes cold-pressed watercolor paper. We had a good time and the results were very good. They will be posted at a later date. This painting is from a photo by a Watercolor Workshop friend, Vicki Greene, who very graciously allows us to use her photos. Thanks, Vicki! :)
The group of Thursday painters now has a name - we call ourselves "Muses Mix Media" and we will have a blog as soon as I get the time to set it up.

6 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

Barbara, this is pouring and negative painting at their best. A delightful, serene painting!

How great it must be to belong to such a group.

AutumnLeaves said...

This is gorgeous, Barbara! I can't believe this has pouring as a method. Beautiful reds on those green leaves above the flower; so realistic looking!

RHCarpenter said...

This is absolutely stunning!!!

Barbara Sailor said...

Thanks to all of you...You make me feel so good. Happy Valentines Day to you all.

Vicki Greene said...

I wish that I could do as well painting my photos as you do. I love your poured paintings and wish I were one of your students.

Barbara Sailor said...

Vicki...the painting looks good because the photo was wonderful - I am afraid that there is not much I could teach you that you already don't know but it sure would be nice to paint with you!