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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Friday, January 27, 2012

Painting #17: Abandoned

I finished this today - it is the January project for Watercolor Workshop - All paint from one photo!
This painting is 11" x 14" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed Fabriano Artistico watercolor paper.  It is watercolor and watercolor pencil.


Dee Doyle said...

Such a wonderful palette, Barb! You are so versitile! Do yo uuse pensicls wit ha lot of your watercolor paintings?

Nice work!

Dee Doyle said...

God, I just re-read my earlier post to you, and am so embarrassed that I didn't proof it. The though is still there, if you can decipher it!

Barb Sailor said...

Lets share a laugh over this one, Dee! :-)
To answer your question...I started using the watercolor pencils this fall when I became ill and was confined to a recliner in the living room - I found that I liked working with them. So now that I am back in my studio, I am continuing to use them - in addition to my watercolors. They are good for cleaning up edges and for adding texture - like in the grass in this painting.

RH Carpenter said...

This is a beautiful rendition of the painting most have done - upping the warmth and texture and it just feels very welcoming :)

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks so much for the positive comment- I wanted it to be somewhat different and decided that the way to do that was through color choices.