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Friday, January 20, 2012

Painting #15: Blue Poppy

 
 
I did this little painting (6"x8") this evening. I was working on lost and found edges, something that I often fail doing in a painting. I am challenging myself to learn in this recovery period of my life.

The painting is painted on FabrianoArtistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.

10 comments:

Cori Lynn Berg said...

wow that's gorgeous barb!... gonna go look up what lost and found edges are now :)

CrimsonLeaves said...

Absolutely exquisite!!

Ricardo said...

Congratulations it's a beautiful job, I love warm colors, great work, greetings.

Katherine Thomas said...

I love those colors! So pretty!

Barbra Joan said...

Barb, thanks for telling us what you used... this is exactly the kind of painting I like... I"m smiling... BJ

Barb Sailor said...

Cori...Thanks for you kind comment - a lost edge is one where you could have an outline edge, but instead the inside shape flows out into the background-there are two areas in the top of the flower - one right and one left that have lost edges. A found edge is a definitive edge between the object and the background.

Barb Sailor said...

Crimson Leaves - thank you so much.

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Ricardo - Greeting to you!Thanks for the positive comments!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Katherine - I love those colors too...there is enough orange in the background to complement the blue in the flower.

Barb Sailor said...

Barbra Joan - hope you are feeling better! I am glad you like this - I was happy with it also.