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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 17, 2011

Lemonade Pitcher with Bosc Pears

I started this watercolor still life this afternoon and finished it after teaching tonight in Wapakoneta at Riverside Arts Center.  The watercolor is 14" x 11" and is painted on Fabriano cold-pressed watercolor paper.

8 comments:

Studio at the Farm said...

How do you find the Fabriano? I've only used Arches.

AutumnLeaves said...

A lovely piece that speaks of homey simplicity.

Christiane Kingsley said...

A lovely piece indeed with beautiful shadows. I am impressed by how fast you can paint such a beautiful painting. You also have a lot of energy to paint after a class...Do you have special lighting for painting at night...I find that with my ordinary lamp, I never work well at night.

Mary Paquet said...

Just a beautiful piece. I love the deep indigo here. Barb, you are such a teacher and I so enjoy learning from your blog.

Barb Sailor said...

Studio...I have had pieces of the Fabriano for several years - I haven't seen it in catalogs recently, but haven't really been looking. I always liked it, though.

Barb Sailor said...

Autumn Leaves...Thanks - I think it is the pitcher - my favorite! It is part of a lemonade set with 6 hand thrown glasses and the pitcher. I love it.

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane ... I have very good lighting and an Ott Light which I also use at night.
I had to work after class last night if I was going to get my daily painting post into my blog - www.barbsdailycreations.blogspot.com.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Mary - you are always so generous with your compliments! :)
Like you, I love indigo - you can do so much with it.
Mary - after so many years in the public schools classrooms, I consider myself a teacher first and painter second. Teaching will always be my first love.