Tuesday, September 11, 2007

A Dose of Reality


Most of the time, I'm trying to get more simplified and abstract in my painting and printmaking, but sometimes it's fun to simply paint what's there. Plus, it's easier, not so much thinking and agonizing about what to leave out. This little (about 5" x 8") watercolor was one of those times. It was painted from a photo I took near Salmon River in Nova Scotia. It made a pretty good greeting card; printed on to rough paper, it looked close to a "real" watercolor.

6 comments:

The Stamping Dragon said...

This is one of my all-time favorites. It's so peaceful looking. And probably doesn't smell as fishy as the real thing.

Jeanne said...

Hi Barbara, Thanks for thinking of me . Jeanne
Your woodcuts are gorgeous. Jeanne

Barbara said...

S.D., even the real thing wasn't very fishy, just lots of clean sea air. Thanks, Jeanne; I'm having a lot of fun with the woodcuts.

Plein Air Gal said...

I didn't know you did watercolors TOO! Nice piece there - it's got a nice calmness about it and it's just detailed enough to feel real.
Love that Sailor's Delight wood cut too!
See you later at TG

Barbara said...

Yes, plein air gal, I dip my toe in watercolor everyonce in awhile. Not usually outdoors, though! Thanks for your comments.

StitchStash said...

Love it!