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Friday, March 5, 2010

Dahlia Painting from RAC Class



 

This is the finished painting of the Dahlia from the last painting I taught at Riverside Arts Center this winter session.  I was happy how it turned out.  This was finished from the example where I masked the edges of the petals.  (See earlier post in this blog.)  I have not yet finished the other example which was not masked.  This painting is  9 " x 13 " on 140 lb. Canson cold-pressed watercolor paper.

11 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Oh my! Those background leaves are gorgeous!! I think they are even prettier than the dahlia!!

Christiane Kingsley said...

Autumn Leaves has taken the words right out of my mouth. Those background leaves are stunning.

Nancy said...

Oh Wow! This painting just glows! Excellent!

debwardart said...

Very nice (I agree about the background!) Look forward to seeing the "twin" completed to compare.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks everyone for commenting and visiting - I love opening my blog and discovering I have had visitors!:)
I think everyone loves the leaves more than the flower - the painters on Watercolor Workshop also felt that way - interesting...I am going to have to think about this:)

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Donna PierceClark said...

WOW, I love this and esp. those leaves in the background!!!!!!!!

Beads2yarn said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! I love this picture. Your colors are stunning..Pam

Barb Sailor said...

Donna and Pam...Thanks so much for your comments!

Shellsey AussieMum63 said...

What a wonderful blog .... can't wait to be able to paint in watercolours too.

Barb Sailor said...

Shellsey...Thanks you so much for the kind compliment and especially for visiting my blog.
You will love painting in watercolors - it is an addicting medium.