Art/Watercolor

Over time, and when I feel like my paintings have reached a standard, they are framed.  Some are done professionally, like the grandchildren paintings below.  I plan on keeping them and consider it important to have them done properly. 
 
 I call the grouping directly below, "The Fruit Series." They are framed with standard frames but custom matting. I don't care for the matting that come with the frames because they are not cut to fit the painting. It's important to capture the painting within it's natural border, and not crop them all to the same size.  
 


 Our hallway is just about perfect for watercolors due to the protected space away from direct sunlight.  I use professional grade paints, but even they can be undermined over time, if not protected.
 
 The painting below is called "Camas Lily."  This lily grows locally in the spring, and in wet land areas.  It is beautiful to come upon a field of them while out in nature, and they are a favorite of mine.

 
 
I painted portraits of three of our grandchildren in 2014.  I used a Delicate Palette: Cobalt Blue, Rose Madder and Aureolin Yellow.  The paintings are soft and to my liking.  I believe the essence of each child was achieved. 
 
 
 
This is a test to see how these pages work.  This is a painting I did in December of 2015.  It was done from real life, in my kitchen.  The light source came from overhead, and the color palette was Bright Earth, Intense.  Indanthrene Blue, Perylene Maroon, and Raw Sienna.

5 comments:

  1. I am trying to figure out how the "pages" work. There is some research to be done! I'll be back to apply what I learn.

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  2. Painting with watercolors is joyful! I absolutely love it and I have a lot to learn in all areas of application, color choice and methods. I have had a very good teacher, Jan Glenn. She has given me the needed components to step out and make my own statement through painting. Her strong traditional training is an asset to anyone entering the world of watercolor. Thank you, Jan!

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  3. Thank you for visiting my blog, Julene. Please consider joining us at Paint Party Friday next week. I love your paintings. The fruit looks ready to be eaten! Beautiful work.

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  4. Your watercolours are lovely, I am especially drawn to the blue Camas lilies. It's good to see paintings framed in situ.
    Thanks for visiting, nice to see you.

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  5. Your watercolours are lovely, I am especially drawn to the blue Camas lilies. It's good to see paintings framed in situ.
    Thanks for visiting, nice to see you.

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