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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Monday, March 14, 2011

"Pretty in Pink:" A tribute to Cia

It is finally complete!!! The source photo of this painting was a photograph taken by Cia Price, who is now deceased.   This will never do justice to her beautiful paintings, but hopefully it will honor her.  The name, Pretty in Pink, comes from Norena Fox, a friend who suggested it. Thanks, Norena!
The painting is 22"x28" and is painted on 140 lb. Canson One cold-pressed watercolor paper.  The drawing itself was done by using a grid which I divided into 16 sections and the underpainting was poured using acrylic inks during a demonstration at the Lima Area Watercolor Society last Tuesday evening.  It was completed using traditional transparent watercolor techniques.

5 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Amazig, Barb.....it's been fun watching your progress on this piece.

Barb Sailor said...

Thank you so much, Carol!

Barb Sailor said...

I am so glad it is finally finished!

gumbykat said...

It's gorgeous! Thank you so much for sharing your works with us! They are truly inspiring and educational! Thank you!

Barb Sailor said...

Gumbykat...thank you for your kind comment...it was my pleasure.
You must be a "Cats" fan as I am - the Gumby cat is one of my favorites.