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Sunday, July 20, 2014

Northwoods Bait Shop

A good friend has a home in the northwoods of Wisconsin - I have visited there often and definitely appreciate the beauty of that area.  When I heard of this bait shop on Star Lake, I asked her if she would consider a mission to find it and take many pictures of it so I could do some paintings of it.  She proved that it was not a "mission impossible" and sent me some beautiful photographs.  This is the first painting from those photos and I am going to use it as a lesson for my watercolor class tomorrow evening.

The painting is 9" x 12" and is painted on 140 lb. cold-pressed watercolor paper with the new Golden QoR watercolors.  They are so wonderful to work with - I am really getting spoiled.

4 comments:

David Hunter said...

I love this painting. This Bait Shop is a fabulous subject. Your class is going to love this. Beautiful work,Barbra.

1 Art Lady Kate, Tangles and More said...

Beautiful watercolor! Your class will really enjoy this one!

Barb Sailor said...

David - thank you for your positive comments - we started this on Monday night and will finish this week. They did love this subject. I plan to post their work this coming week.

Barb Sailor said...

Lady Kate - thanks for commenting on the bait shop painting and thanks for visiting my blog.