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Ralph Waldo Emerson

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Painting 29: "Cathy's Necklace"

I finished this painting this afternoon - it is one of the month's projects for the Watercolor Workshop - All Paint From One Photo!  This photograph was submitted by Cathy Geha - the necklace was her mother's.  The painting is 8" x 10" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper for Fabriano Artistico.

6 comments:

Donna PierceClark said...

Ok, that's a winner!
I wanna see you enter this somewhere: OWS, AWS

RH Carpenter said...

This is so well done, Barb, I'm sorry you can't enter it in a major show - but maybe Cathy would give you permission and a copy of the photo? That would cover the bases, I think although some say you have to have taken the photo? Anyway, it's gorgeous and the colors just dance on the paper.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Donna! I'll consider it!

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda - I may enter it into a show - but definitely not OWS, etc. If I use someone elses photo I always get permission and often they are pictures that my friend Pamela or I have taken. I am careful about that after some of the things that have happened at some of the big shows.

Susan Bertke said...

The beads are beautiful, but what really makes this painting for me are the shadows and reflections. So soft and with such subtle colors! Really beautiful job!

Barb Sailor said...

Susan...thank you so much...I agree that the shadows seemed to pull it all together!