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Friday, September 17, 2010

Floral Study

This floral study was painted from a photograph taken in my friend Marge Brand't studio some time ago.  It is approximately 22" x 14" and is painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.  I particularly like the way the drapery and the background worked out - you know you never know when you start a large wash if you will be able to control all the little  subtle variations in shadow and light without too many blooms, etc.  The flowers were from my friend Patty's garden.  She always has beautiful flowers.

13 comments:

PAMO said...

Gorgeous! The draping and background is stunning. The flowers are beautiful. Well done.

Krista Hasson said...

Very nice, the drapery is fantastic. I really love you palette in the painting below

RHCarpenter said...

Beautiful, Barb, and I like the unusual drapery on this one.

IrinaSztukowski said...

Barb! These flowers are amazing! I've noticed the thumbnail image on somebody's blog and opened it. Incredible! they look so fresh and meantime so classy.

thank you for your art!
Irina
www.IrinaSztukowski.blogspot.com

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Barb, this is stunning! I love the non-traditional fall of the drape against the traditional vase of flowers. All are so well done, you are amazing!

Barbra Joan said...

Barb, this and the one below are really nice// love that poured on look and this floral is an excellent rendition...

Barb Sailor said...

PAMO...Thank you very much!

Barb Sailor said...

Krista...thanks for commenting. I personally think the drapery is the strongest part of this painting and I am happy you like the palette in the rural reflections painting.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda!Always happy to have you visit!

Barb Sailor said...

Irina...It is great to have you here and I am so happy you noticed my thumbnail picture. I hope you continue to visit here.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan ... you are always so wonderfully positive in your remarks! Thank you so much.

Barb Sailor said...

Barbra Joan...I always love to hear your remarks. You probably know that I like to pour my underpaintings very much and over a period of time I think that those are my strongest paintings. Thanks for commenting.

Donna PierceClark said...

WOW, this is SO gorgeous!!