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

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Pouring Demonstration - Finished!

I finished the demonstration painting this evening.  It took 3 additional hours to complete, in addition to the 4 hours yesterday and the 1 hour at the demonstration - a total of 8 hours.  That negative painting process sure takes a long time - but I love the results and in my estimation, it is worth it. 

This painting is still a little busy, but I think - because of the busy subject- I will not work into it any more.  I left some of the areas untouched (other than the original pour.)   I am not ruling out the possibility that I will work into it some more after I study it for a few more days, so will not sign it for a while.

As I said in the first post, the painting is 14" x 18" and it is painted on 140 lb. FabrianoArtistico cold-pressed watercolor paper.


Susan Bertke said...

I love this, Barb. Just yesterday one of my students said she'd collected leaves for a painting and we talked about doing a leaf painting at our next class, I've sent a link to your blog to give them some inspiration!

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Barb - this is truly a great example of negative painting. It is beautiful and I don't think it is too busy at all. Has so much depth. Thanks for sharing and inspiring me. Think I may try doing some apples the same way. Take care and God Bless.

RH Carpenter said...

You did a beautiful job on this - so lovely and fresh - you know your negative painting!!

Barb Sailor said...

Hi Susan...I am always inspired to do a leaf painting at this time of the year - I hope your students enjoy doing them - thanks for recommending my blog to them.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Debbie - I love to negative paint! Good luck and happy painting with your apples.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks so much, Rhonda!