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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Compromise: Not Everything is Black and White

Today's post, titled "Compromise: Not Everything is Black and White",  is my statement on the political scene in the United States today and I will say no more on that issue.  The painting is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper and is monochromatic - painted entirely in shades of sepia.

7 comments:

AutumnLeaves said...

Perfect and I'm with you. This is a fabulous portrait of a man, Barb. Love the limning light on his face!

Barbra Joan said...

Barb, this is something that I really like. I'm always drawn (no pun intended) to pencil drawings and this being done in watercolor is outstanding just as is.
also your painting below it.. love the cool colors you gave it..

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

I cannot resist commenting on sepia paintings...I am feeling the pull currently to work more on my series of sepia landscapes and this just is the last straw...I have to do it! Now!

You can see this man's soul in this drawing, it is so perfectly rendered and the monochromatic sepia is just perfect for this.

Great statement, Barb

Barb Sailor said...

AutumnLeaves...it comforts me to know that you are with me! I am glad you like the light on his face.

Barb Sailor said...

Barbra Joan...I also have always been drawn to pencil drawings, which are difficult for me to execute now because of the arthritis in my hands which causes them to cramp up and go into spasm. Painting doesn't hurt at much because I hold the brush more loosely. I am happy you like this and the truck painting also.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan...as you already knew, I am also drawn to sepia - it is a soothing color which is dark and intense enough to get the necessary value/contrast. I am touched that you can feel this man's soul - because, through him, I am trying to make a statement as you noted. I am so concerned about the state of affairs in this country today and pray daily that everyone will discover "compromise" and start attacking the problems rather than each other.

PAMO said...

Fascinating work and a wonderful title. Well done!