Monday, December 21, 2009

a little practicing ...


(6x8)
I was admiring Mineke's post of a twenty-minute sketch of the sun breaking behind big clouds; Mineke, among other talents, handles paints the way I would like to: she's in control but she also lets things happen, lets the paint do what it does. In this painting, as in all her paintings, that facility produced a beautiful effect; her painting is so fresh, unworked-over.
I wanted to try to emulate her.
I used this photo from my last trip to the Virgin Islands.

For the last several years I've been giving my mother a holiday- or winter-themed painting: here's this year's offering--just in time!

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8 comments:

Mark McC said...

Pretty! Now I'm not only jealous of your holiday plans, I'm jealous of your mother for getting two of my favorite paintings of yours! They look great together in that frame.

Watercolorist said...

As my present art teacher would say, "there's a lot of you in the seascape." Nice spontaneity as well as lost and found edges.Can't wait to see pics from your vacation.
Jean

Mineke Reinders said...

Thank you so much Laura! I'm happy to have inspired you to do this beautiful painting. The clouds have a wonderful glow and your colors are always so fresh.
Your poinsettias are lovely too, and look very nice framed together. Your mother should be pleased with such a present.

debwardart said...

Love the poinsettas and think that is a great gift idea, she can enjoy it forever.

AutumnLeaves said...

I'm jealous of your mom too! These are such delightful poinsettias! I love the loose style of the watercolor sun over water and clouds...Just beautiful, Laura!

A Brush with Color said...

Wow! On all counts--the brilliant skies and clouds, and the wonderful holiday pointsettias heading to your mom. They're all great! I hope your vacation is fabulous, and happiest of holidays, Laura.

Sharon said...

The poinsettia's are beautiful and look wonderful together in the double mat! What a lucky mom you have, Laura.

kanishk said...

Can't wait to see pics from your vacation

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