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

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Deep in Thought

This was yesterday's offering to the painting muse for my daily blog.  I would call this an 'impression' portrait - not really a finished painting.  The paintings I am doing for my daily creations blog are basically 1 hour paintings which will be created in various media.  This painting is 8" x 6" and is painted on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It is a VERY loose interpretation of a Wet Canvas photo.

8 comments:

The Halters said...

wow! this is great! it would make a great essay builder pic.....'tell the story of this picture....' thanks, barb!

jgr said...

She's beautiful! I love her expression and the soft muted colors. I think you should mat and frame her!

RHCarpenter said...

This is beautiful, Barb! I don't "know" you as a portrait painter but it looks like you can paint any subject :)

Barb Sailor said...

Sharon - it would make a great essay builder pic...feel free to use this anytime.

Barb Sailor said...

jgr...I am so obsessive about my paintings - it is hard to leave them alone - loose - I always have this compulsion to 'clean them up' and ultimately they end up much too tight. These 1 hour paintings keep me looser/free-er - and I have to abandon the impulse to keep working into them. Mat and frame her ....... well.......um....we'll see:) tee hee

Barb Sailor said...

Rhonda...I have done a lot of portraits, but not recently, and usually they were in oil or pencil. Thanks! I am glad you like it!

AutumnLeaves said...

As always, Barbara, I looked with delight at each painting down the face page to your blog. Always beautiful work. I hope that you have a fabulous Christmas and wonderful new year!

Barb Sailor said...

Autumn Leaves...Thank you so much for you lovely comments - they are very much appreciated.
I also wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas and many blessings in the New Year.