Thursday, January 29, 2009

Nothing to see here...

I submitted my DSFDF challenge this morning thinking I may have missed the Wednesday deadline after working and finishing this last night.

*sigh* Alas no. So a quick explanation. I'm running low on oil so I used watercolor on a Fredrix Watercolor Canvas Board for the first time. (8x10) Pretty cool because no need to tape the paper down and worry about warping and wrinkling. It absorbs the water and color a little differently but it's easy to adapt. Please don't look at my image as an example of what you can do with this medium.

23 comments:

Gretchen Matta said...

Sheila,
Looks great! Love your colors in this one, especially the clouds...I'm a sucker for clouds.
Gretchen

Edward Burton said...

Nice job, Sheila. Beautiful colors and that sky is gorgeous!

Dana Cooper Fine Art said...

Good job, Sheila! Nice color and beautiful sky!

r garriott said...

Hi Sheila, So we have until NEXT Wednesday, right??
I like what you've done here! It has that wonderful teetery look of, oh, I'm about to fall apart, someone please come restore me! (kind of how I feel some days!) Nice colors, very saturated as I imagine a painted lady (aka Vitorian) would be.

Stephen Dell'Aria said...

I think this is a very good painting. I would not sell yourself short here. The image reminds me a great deal of Edward Hopper's watercolors. The loose handling with the brush; just enough to get the thing down. Yes, this is a nice painting.

Vern Schwarz said...

Nice job Sheila, your painting has life and interest and I agree, the sky is great.

dominique eichi said...

I love it . The house has great strokes and with the sky it balances out. Nice

artbyakiko said...

Nice work Sheila! Love the colors!! I'm pretty much given up on this challenge, but will see if I can come up with something...

Carol Schiff Studio said...

very charming painting Sheila

Dean H. said...

Very nice, Sheila! Strong color and great value contrasts.

Erika Nelson said...

This beautiful Sheila!!! Rich colors and very confident strokes, it breathes! How did you like the surface? I've never used it.

Pete said...

You've done a nice job and with an unfamiliar medium to boot! As far as I'm concerned, you can talk to an oil painting, but watercolors just won't listen!

Karen Hargett said...

I like it! The clouds are great and love the colors.

Douglas Hoover said...

You know, Sheila, what I love is your versatility. You're not afraid to experiment. Oils to pastels and now watercolor. Beautiful!

Art with Liz said...

This is really good and I ditto all the above comments!

maria said...

Sheila, I like your piece. I worked on that surface before and struggled because I got too tight and I think it calls for a more spontaneous, loose approach. Nice!

Carrrie Jacobson said...

Wowza! I like it. I fought with this one, too - and had the same sense that I'd missed the deadline... I think you did a good job with a really not very inspiring photo. And yes, the clouds are wonderful! I saw a painting in a local gallery here that was like 1/10 earth and 9/10 sky/clouds. It was amazing. You could do that!

James Parker said...

A few of us had probs with this one...but yours is more than just respectable..it's quite nice really. And I admire your bravery at the water colors. Every time I try using them, they wind up back in the closet, and I have some great kindling to start the barbecue. Oh, and in case nobody noticed...great clouds. ;-)

Dewberry Fine Art said...

This is so good. Love the way you handled this. Great texture and color.

adebanji said...

Good use of watercolour on the canvas board- I like experimenting too. This one worked very well!

Carrie Griesemer said...

Very nice! You got some really neat affects with the watercolor on canvas. I've been meaning to try those watercolor canvases myself, I like doing watercolor, but hate dealing with the paper... prepping, or dealing with warping, etc.

Paintings by Irit Bourla said...

WOW!
I wrote you earlier, and days ago but the system cicked me out.
I hope you will get it this time.
I love your clouds they are wonderful, I can feel the wind.

Carol Horzempa said...

I like the nice loose quality of your water color painting and also the handling of your clouds. I never heard of watercolor canvas but would like to try it.