Wednesday, July 09, 2008

push pool

(4x6)

(4x6)
These need to be pushed further, but I just can't do it. Sometimes it's best just to stop and move on. The ease of abandoning them is one of the things that most attracted me to watercolor.

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4 comments:

A Brush with Color said...

I know what you mean about "the ease of abandoning them" with watercolors. Your work is just stunning. Lovely art!

Werner said...

Nice work anyway. It's interesting that you show the two works on the same sheet - do you leave them together? Do you remove the strip of paper in the middle?

laura said...

I was an oil painter at first, and it's not the fault of the medium, but, I guess because I could or because it was my idea of what oil painters did, I keep at a painting and at it, until I couldn't stand it anymore. It just seems easier to begin anew with watercolor!

Thanks, Werner. I sometimes do two at once--bouncing back and forth--or, as was the case with these, one immediately after the other. Maybe I'm hoping that because there are two, one will strike me as "better"--or actually be better!
I was planning to separate them: I wanted to do 4 to 6 bayside scenes--all this size, all quick ... and then maybe frame them 2 or 3 scenes to a frame. But, if they look good together on one sheet, it might be nice to have two versions of the same scene--though I think then I should probably tape them on all sides before painting!
BTW--I've been enjoying your Indian ink drawings (I subscribe by email) ... especially, Athena: the white spaces are luminous!

Cathy Gatland said...

I love your lovely loose wandering brushstrokes - don't think they need pushing further myself... Perhaps if you come back to them after a while you'll see them in a new light!

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