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Thursday, October 24, 2013

This painting is one of two I prepared for the demonstration in Cincinnati for the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society on October 2nd.  I finally finished it over the weekend. I started the process by drawing the flower using a grid, and then continued  by pouring with acrylic inks. I finished with negative painting techniques in transparent watercolor.    The painting is 18" x 22" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It is painted with permission from a source photograph from my friend, Deb Holmes in Florida, who is an excellent photographer who generously shares her pictures with me.

8 comments:

CrimsonLeaves said...

This is really beautiful, Barb! I did think it was a photograph initially.

Meera Rao said...

I love how the light shines and the yellow stamens peek from in-between the petals!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Sherry! When you see it up close - you can tell it is a painting; from far away, it does look like a photograph.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks for you wonderful comment, Meera. I worked hard at trying to capture the light in this one and appreciate that you picked up on that feature. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Lorraine Brown said...

Your process has brought this beautiful bloom to life, very very nice

Barb Sailor said...

Lorraine...Thank you so much! The process is interesting - I wrote about it in a previous post (the Hostas.)

debwardart said...

STUNNING! Your program at GCWS has really inspired me to do a few more poured paintings, so that you for that inspiration.

Barb Sailor said...

Deb, You are very welcome. I am honored to have your positive reinforcement - Your work is awesome.
I had a wonderful day with you all in Cincinnati. Thank you, again, for the opportunity to share with you.