"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Following The Rain



I finished this painting recently for the intermediate watercolor class I am currently teaching.  This is painted on 1/2 sheet of 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It was a lesson in limited palette - the colors in this are burnt sienna, antwerp blue with a little sap green.  The students are doing very well on this one and seem to be enjoying it too!

13 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

I can understand why your students are enjoying this painting, Barb. What wonderful colors in the sky!

debwardart said...

Beautiful palette - and great painting!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Christiane and Deb...
Thanks for visiting and your positive comments. They mean a lot coming from such excellent artists!

AutumnLeaves said...

What an exquisite scene! Gorgeous work here, Barbara!

Teresa said...

It's a beautiful painting... and proof that a limited palette doesn't have to be limiting!

Barb Sailor said...

AutumnLeaves...thank so much for your uplifting remarks - you know how I love vintage trucks - you will probably see more...teehee!rab

Barb Sailor said...

Teresa...I am happy you like my limited palette - I love to use a limited palette because I feel it gives overall harmony to a painting. Thanks for commenting and visiting.

PAMO said...

Gorgeous! Your limited palette really works. I love old trucks and barns.

Barb Sailor said...

PAMO - I also love old cars and barns...thanks for commenting and visiting.

Brent Perkins said...

Nice painting!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Brent!

Mary Paquet said...

Barb, I was happy to see your photo from your vacation. We just returned from a major trip in Scandinavian and Nordic countries. This piece is wonderful and evokes times past. Your florals are beautiful, especially Dancing Angel. I also like your ink and wash sketch. Lovely!

Gigantia said...

¡Beautiful!