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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Courtney Kay's Awesome Bloom

This painting will be our lesson for Monday night's watercolor class.  This   flower painting is taken from a beautiful photo taken by our neighbor, Courtney Kay Gasson.  She recently won honors for the photo at the Shelby County Fair in Shelby County, Ohio, and graciously allowed me to use it as the source photo for my painting.

The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Canson watercolor paper with mostly Holbein watercolors.  I know my watercolor family will enjoy painting this one.
Courtney's Beautiful Photograph


CrimsonLeaves said...

Barb, I think the painting is even prettier than the real thing! Gorgeous!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks a lot, Sherry! It is different - I added some different color and put in a dark background. Sometimes the artistic license comes into the picture - I guess that is what separates the two mediums. The photo is awesome, and the painting is a 'painting!'