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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

I try to expose my watercolor students to a wide variety of subjects in our paintings. I have always been a fan of the paintings of Georgia O'Keefe and especially her close up/cropped paintings of flowers. I have prepared this painting to be our lesson next Monday evening...it is a closely cropped view of an old-fashioned peony. Because I also like the work of watercolorist Birgit O'Connor, who paints close-up flowers and also uses strong, intense colors and values, this is sort of a lesson on O'Keefe and O'Connor - Wow! - those Irish ladies!!! The painting source is from a compilation of several pictures of peonies.

The painting is on 140 lb. Arches cold-pressed watercolor paper and is approx 9"x 12".

7 comments:

Christiane Kingsley said...

I envy your students, Barb! This is beautiful - I love the colors and the details.10

Watercolors by Susan Roper said...

Absolutely stunning!

Barb Sailor said...

Christiane...Thank You so much!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Susan! Always good to hear from you. Hope all is well.

Cynthia Schelzig said...

Simply beautiful. I love your flowers! I just signed up to follow you by email. Will be welcome posts in my email box.

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Cynthia...I am so happy you have discovered my blog and that you love my flowers...as you probably have figured out - they are one of my most favorite things to paint.

CrimsonLeaves said...

I'm not a super big O'Keefe fan but this is sure pretty!