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Thursday, October 24, 2013

Deb's Peony

This painting is one of two I prepared for the demonstration in Cincinnati for the Greater Cincinnati Watercolor Society on October 2nd.  I finally finished it over the weekend. I started the process by drawing the flower using a grid, and then continued  by pouring with acrylic inks. I finished with negative painting techniques in transparent watercolor.    The painting is 18" x 22" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper.  It is painted with permission from a source photograph from my friend, Deb Holmes in Florida, who is an excellent photographer who generously shares her pictures with me.


RH Carpenter said...

This turned out great!!

Susan said...

You have a luscious understanding of watercolor and this is fabulous. Breathtaking.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks, Rhonda! I was happy/excited about it when it was completed.

Barb Sailor said...

Susan...I am passionate about watercolor - my dear husband would say the word is obsessed!!! Thank you for your very kind comments - they are greatly appreciated.

Debbie Nolan said...

Dear Barb - very stunning. Amazing how you captured all the nooks and crannies in this beautiful flower. Have a great weekend.

Barb Sailor said...

Thanks for commenting, Debbie! This did have a lot of nooks and crannies!
You have a great weekend, too!