"Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year."
Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, October 14, 2013

More Paintings from my Wonderful Watercolor Students

Back row: MaryAlice Brewster; Patricia Crawford; Cindy Staples; Misty Steinke: Deb Sommerville; 
Front row: Bridget Weller; Dave McNeal; Jennifer Rockhold; Janice Belgiovone

Well, they did it again!!! They created a "bunch" of beautiful leaves and tulips - paintings, I mean!!!  We painted tulips last Monday evening, and the leaves this evening.  The leaf group of painters is smaller because many were not finished yet.  

The tulips were done in traditional watercolor in which we worked with graduated washes going from light to dark, and in some cases, from one color to another.  The painters did so well, as you can see.

The leaves were done first by doing a wet-in-wet background and the leaves were defined by painting in the negative areas, instead of the positive, leaving the original wet-in-wet wash for the leaves. They aren't as crazy about negative painting techniques - I guess, like a lot of painters, it is not a favorite watercolor technique.  Guess we won't do it again for a while!!!

I sure do love these people!  Great friends and dedicated artists!


CrimsonLeaves said...

They did do a fabulous job, Barb. I would admit to not being a negative painting fan myself. But then what do I know? Sounds like you had fun with a great group.

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Sherry - I would say that it is probably 50/50 with the negative painting preferences and I think it has a lot to do with the style of painting the artist is born with - the inner spark/style/technique that the artist just naturally has.

Anonymous said...

I enlarged the photos so I could see their work better. Each and every one of them did a great job! I really enjoy viewing student works. Thank you for posting these, Barb.