Wednesday, June 30, 2010

create 38 june project

(9x4)
Painter Vinita Pappas has started a site called Create 38  where she posts video demonstrations that you can paint along with, and then post the results in the members' gallery. I read about Create 38 on Sharon's blog, the Flat Sound of Wooden Clogs; Sharon did a beautifully atmospheric version of this scene with gorgeous greens.
These are my paintings of her June reference photo of a vineyard in California. I did the 9x12 painting, below, first, yesterday. I painted quickly while watching Vinita's video and made a mess of the middle ground (those lumpy trees!). I painted the smaller version today, just trying to remember some of things Vinita said--and especially trying to hold my brush the way she does: out at the very tip! The middle- and distant trees are still not so pleasing to me, but it's an improvement.


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11 comments:

Carol Blackburn said...

Great job, Laura. And, thanks for the hint about Create 38. I will have to check that out.

Margaret Bednar said...

Your paintings are very nice! I joined create38 today. Thanks for the tip - I am so excited.

William Cook said...

Very cool. Thanks for the post/info.

A Brush with Color said...

Wow, Laura! Now, landscapes petrify me. You did a beautiful job on these. I love watching everyone's progress/projects. That site sounds cool--I'm going to have to check that out. Thanks for the heads up!

newmexicomtngirl.com said...

I think this are wonderful, both of them. I really like the field of brown in the second, but the first one is fabulous.
peace n abundance,
CheyAnne
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AutumnLeaves said...

Laura, I wouldn't be visiting here if I didn't love the way you handle watercolors, truly. But this is magnificent! The depth of field is spot on, the colors magnificent. Yesterday's flowers still draw my eyes too...I love seeing all of your work! Always such crisp and clean and glorious color and always used so very well!!!

Teri C said...

Looks beautiful. I need to go check out this site also.

Teresa said...

I love it! And I'm off to Create 38 .... sounds fascinating! Thanks.

Carol said...

Thanks for the link! Landscapes scare me, too!

Cristina Dalla Valentina said...

I think you have made a great job, Laura, and that it doesn't need any improvement! Thanks for the link, I will use it!

Vinita Pappas said...

Hi Laura,
Thanks for sharing the news about my website! I enjoyed seeing both of your paintings, well done!
:) Vinita

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