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Thursday, May 13, 2010

A SPANISH FOUNTAIN

I did this painting for the May gallery of the Aquanet web site.  The theme was to do a painting in the style of a John Singer Sargent watercolor of a fountain which is posted on the site.  I found a photo on Wet Canvas of a Spanish Fountain to use for my source.  I studied the paintings of Sargent and tried to do my painting in his style.  Well - it's not a bad painting, but it isn't in his style either... it is in my style!  Oh Well......

The painting is 9" x 15 " and is painted on Canson 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper with mostly Holbein watercolors.

11 comments:

Ruth said...

Barb, this is beautiful. I love your careful attention to correct shapes in both drawing and color. That basis makes this an outstanding piece. It caught my eye in the small on my blog list and I said, "Did she really paint this?" So I had to come here to see it IRL (well, almost IRL)--A joy to discover and meander thruout.

AutumnLeaves said...

It is a beautiful style, Barbara, and a beautiful painting.

RHCarpenter said...

Absolutely nothing wrong with your style, Barb :) This is lovely!

Barb Sailor said...

Ruth...I am obsessive about the correct shapes - always have been. I suppose that explains why I am such a controlled painter and not a "loose" woman:) tee hee! Thanks for visiting!

Barb Sailor said...

AutumnLeaves and Rhonda - Thanks for commenting and your support!
Barb

Barbra Joan said...

Barbara, this is wonderful .. this is an outstanding piece.

Barb Sailor said...

BarbraJoan...thanks so much. I wish I could get that lovely watercolorly look of your paintings:)

Christiane Kingsley said...

This painting is beautiful in every way: the drawing, composition, color! It has such serenity about it. I love it!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Christiane. I appreciate your comments.

Gillian said...

Well, it darned well should be in your style - and a very good one it is too. This has real depth and character to it. Congrats. x

Barb Sailor said...

Gillian - thank you so much for your enthusiastic support - it is very much appreciated. I have found that I am better off sticking to my style and that's a good thing since I can't seem to paint any other way. :) Thanks for visiting my blog, Gillian, I love your work!