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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Watercolor Study in Shapes

In  our Chris Leeper workshop last week, he taught us to paint positive and negative shapes directly on the paper - one at a time - eventually pulling the painting together.  I selected a photo I had taken some time ago because it has strong darks and lights.  It did come together and at one place in the process, I questioned that it would.  This was an excellent exercise and I plan to do this often.  This painting is done on 1/8 of a sheet of Fabriano Artistico 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.


Carol Blackburn said...

Nicely done, Barb...enjoy our day.

RH Carpenter said...

You brought so much away from that workshop, Barb!! This is lovely - the shapes in the foreground almost look like leaves so they fit perfectly with the apples :)

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks Carol - you enjoy "our" day also!

Barb Sailor said...

Rhonda - I have certainly bragged on the instructor, Chris, and rightly so - it was a very wonderful week and I did take a lot away from this workshop. It was well worth the money and time - the best workshop I have ever had...maybe because his work touches a chord inside of me so I am very receptive to his techniques and instructive style.