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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Day #7: Camino del Diablo

I needed something simple to get my piece for day #7 finished this evening.  I looked through my saved pictures and found the photo for this painting.  It is one that I had saved from pictures posted by David Richman, a member of Watercolor Workshop.  He has been posting such interesting pictures of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico.  I loved this picture when I first saw it and thought it would make a nice painting. Once again, I drew this directly by looking at the picture on my laptop computer because I am still unable to get to my studio in the basement to print off a photo to work from.  My printer is in the basement studio and my back will still not let me do the stairs.   This painting is a watercolor/watercolor pencil composition.  I did the watercolor first and then finished it with strokes of watercolor pencil - sort of the frosting on the cake.  This is small - 4" x 6" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It will eventually be sent to another member of the SWAP group this year in the postcard swap.


David and Brenda Knoll said...

I absolutely love this!!! All the movement you can get with pencils makes it vintage looking. You are amazing. Xxx. Lady Bastrop

RH Carpenter said...

Beautiful!! Definitely looks like a hot day.

Barb Sailor said...

Brenda - thank you so much! You are amazing - all the things I read about you doing on facebook - you are truly a renaissance woman!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda...I guess we'll have to ask David if it was hot! I'm sure it was!