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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 24, 2011

Winter Glow

This is the 2nd in the "Winter" series.  This one I call "Winter Glow."  I began this as part of the lesson I was teaching in my watercolor painting class at Riverside Arts Center in Wapakoneta, Ohio.  It was the second part of the lesson, where the students were to do a thumbnail, then draw it themselves on their watercolor paper, and then paint it using the principles taught in the earlier evening's lesson. This - like the first in this series, my last post, is very stylized in design and composition and is done in complementary colors of violet and yellow. This watercolor is 8" square and is painted on 140 lb. Canson Tientes hot-pressed watercolor paper.  You can see that the surface is very smooth as compared to a watercolor on cold-pressed paper


AutumnLeaves said...

Such a different style than I am used to seeing here, Barb, but still so lovely!

Christiane Kingsley said...

I love the glow!

Barb Sailor said...

AutumnLeaves...this is my "quick" style:) But - for some reason I like it - it is probably my real style because the gestural, stylized strokes I used have been around for years - actually since college. Maybe I should have developed this style years ago because I think it is my natural inclination.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Christiane!