Write it on your heart that every day is the best day of the year.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, January 31, 2011

Flower Abstraction in White

I taught my watercolor class tonight and was busy all day, so I did this small abstraction after I returned from class tonight.  I drove home through freezing rain - the ice never did melt completely off of the windshield.  We are in the midst of a winter storm that is supposed to last through Wednesday, so guess there will be lots of time to paint. :)
This quick watercolor is approximately 5" x 7" and is painted on some inexpensive 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.
This is almost completely negative painting leaving the white of the paper for the flowers - I added some callagraphic detailing with the sharpened handle end of a paintbrush dipped in sepia watercolor paint.  Sometimes I really enjoy getting all "loose!"  You didn't know I could be a loose woman, did you?


ashkelon said...

I like it a lot! More!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Nicole,
This was a quickie - maybe I should try putting some time and thought into it.

SueD said...

Only a quickie because you have so much talent and knowledge and just "know" where to put what!!

Dee Doyle said...

I have been looking back at you work, Barb, and really like it. I started to laugh when I read your narrative of this one, because the tag line o nthe classes I teach is "fast and loose." One day, a woman walked into a busy class of mine, and after I asked her if I could help her, she asked, "Is this the Free and Easy Class?" I said, "No, but we're all pretty fast and loose." The class howled, and the woman is now one of my best/favorite students!

Barb Sailor said...

Dee...Thanks for looking at my work - I did the same for yours! The "fast and loose" story is so cute. I am truly trying to be faster and looser!!! ;-0

Barb Sailor said...

Dee - forgot to tell you that you are a LOT looser then I! TEE HEE!