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Friday, February 19, 2010

Traditional Approach to Painting the Clematis


My Monday night intermediate watercolor class at the Riverside Arts Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio is painting the clematis that I used for the demo painting for our Thursday painters. It is interesting to compare the two paintings and the two painting styles. My personal preference is for the poured version - I would love to hear your opinions!

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Hard to choose! I like them both, but particularly favor the background in the more recent version. That said, the colors in the poured version are much more striking, especially the red tones in the leaves closest to the flower itself. Either way, both are beautiful paintings!

Vicki Greene said...

You are so versatile! This one is beautiful too.

Christiane Kingsley said...

They are both very beautiful. If I had to choose a favorite, I would go for the poured.

Barb said...

AutumnLeaves, Vicki, and Christiane...Thanks so much for your kind comments. I guess that I prefer the poured version.
Thanks for visiting!

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Even though the poured one is so vivid and spectacular, I always will go for the underdog. This photo shows much better than the one on the WcW site for some reason, but either way, I love the softness and subdued nature of it. Both are wonderful and I would be very proud to have done any of them.

Christiane Kingsley said...

Barbara,
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debwardart said...

Hi Barb - thanks for stopping by my blog. I vote "poured"! (big surprise!) You are doing some great work here - and I'll be adding you to my blogroll!