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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Mary's Lillies

I received a card from my brother and sister-in-law with a beautiful photograph of lillies. Immediately I decided it had to be painted...my sister-in-law raises beautiful flowers and takes awesome pictures. Thank you, Mary!

The painting is 8" x 10" and is painted on watercolor board. This is my first experience with the watercolor board and although it is very different from watercolor paper, I enjoyed painting on it. The paint is easy to remove and lays on the surface more than paper. If you are glazing, you have to be careful not to lift the under-painting. I used a lot of negative painting in the foliage, and more direct, traditional methods on the flowers.

4 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

As always, your work is beautiful Barb. I hope you are feeling better.

Mayra Mancebo said...

The Lillies are all handsome, I like the color is beautiful. It breathes the spring in your painting ... congratulations!

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you so much, Sherry andd Mayra, for your nice comments. Mayra, thank you for visiting my blog and Sherry, I am feeling stronger every day. I can now type with both hands - that it wonderful. I am still in some pain, but it is not as bad as it was. Thanks for asking.

martinealison said...

Une très jolie peinture. Un très joli travail de lumière qui fait bien "tourner" les pétales de vos fleurs.
Gros bisous