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Sunday, August 20, 2006

Watercolor

This painting was one of the first of a series in a watercolor course taught by a local artist. There is something about it I like, actually there is a lot about it I like, but it is so far from what I usually paint that it surprises me to find my signature on it.

The instructor was very insistent that we students follow his exact brush move and color combinations. Difficult as it was, I managed to follow his direction as closely as I could. Another surprise was how different others' paintings were even though we were shackled.

My current preference is for abstract, bright and bold. Tight hasn't captured me yet, although I find photography quite exciting! I guess my theory is that if I want tight, I use the camera. If I want loose, I use watercolor and brushes.

4 comments:

Ellie said...

Sue...thank you for stopping by my blog. I LOVE the watercolor...gorgeous colors! I'm going to check out your website.

Happy Writing to you!

Wriju said...

The trees in the background look nice. It feels like a misty morning :-)

Janet said...

I love this watercolor, it is absolutely brilliant! To me, this is real talent, to paint what you can see ...

Omar Basawad said...

You are as good at using the brush and painting, as you are with using words and writing!

This is a beautiful painting but there's some thing rather melancholy about it. Am I right?