Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Latest Painting..."After the Wine"

After the Wine
Watercolor on paper...8x10

Here's another for the wine display coming up in August at Serendipity Framing. This one I REALLY like:) Please excuse me if I sound overjoyed with my last two pieces. I have struggled with watercolor for so long. Much longer than any of you realize.

I have walked away from the easel, beaten up, battered and 'emotionally' bruised so many times....swearing NEVER to paint again. Then my eye would catch a painting, sure enough it would be a watercolor. I just couldn't get past the desire to take control of this illusive medium.

For years now, I would pull out my pallet periodically, mess around a little....sometimes with a project in mind sometimes just playing with the colors. I would read books, watch DVD's. (Oops...watercolor started beating me up before DVD's existed.) THAT'S HOW LONG IT'S BEEN.

It's just great to finish a painting and actually still enjoy looking at it the next day!

So, here it is. I welcome your opinions and thank you for your continued encouragement.

Isaiah 55:1
[ Invitation to the Thirsty ] "Come, all you who are thirsty, come to the waters; and you who have no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without cost.
Isaiah 55:1-3 (in Context)


Stephanie said...

I would have had no idea you struggled so hard to control the paint by looking at this piece. It is absolutely gorgeous. You created so much depth. And the angle and composition are wonderful! Please keep working with watercolor, you seem to have the hang of it now to say the least.

Sharon Weaver said...

Love the subtle colors and perspective. Watercolors do have a mind of there own. Glad you have achieved your goals and the media is under your sure hand. Keep them coming.

Marsha Robinett said...

What I admire are the the illusive 'wattery' watercolors. The ones that draw you in further to see exactly what is going on. Just the opposite of my realistic pencil drawings...I've, at least for now, given up on this.

Do I have the hang of it? I throw fewer away now, so that's good.

Yes, watercolors do have a mind of their own and I've experienced more success once I decided to let them have their way!

Thank you both for stopping by and for your words of encouragement.

KB said...

Congratulations! I nominated you for an award on my site.

Marsha Robinett said...

What an honor..thanks so much for including me. I will be over to claim it later this week and promise to pass it along to more deserving artists.

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