Friday, August 2, 2019

Recent work- on paper

     I shared some of my Maine sketches a few posts ago, so I will be brave enough to post some recent watercolor paintings. I love waterlilies and I take photos of them in the Adirondacks around Old Forge, NY. I am ready to leave for our yearly one week stay. Last year's photographs were used as reference for this year's paintings. Keep in mind, I probably shoot over 200 photos, and maybe 10-20 of them are useful for paintings.
Painted on Arches paper that was brushed with gesso first.
Arches bright white cold press 140 lb paper
A half sheet of Arches cold press 300 lb paper. You think fabric is expensive. this paper is in that ballpark.
     Also, a dear friend's mother is going through a bad time with bladder cancer. My friend shared a photo of her mom two years ago from her 90th birthday holding her great granddaughter. I finally, after many sketches and attempts, girded myselft up, painted, framed and delivered it. They were happy with it.
      Keep in mind, I am a very amateur photographer and I cannot get the true colors of the paintings across in these posts. Transparent watercolor is hard to reproduce.

8 comments:

Exuberantcolor/Wanda S Hanson said...

Your paintings are very good. I think all art work is hard to reproduce in a photo, loss of depth of colors mainly. Where a painting will look very realistic in person it will have a flatter appearance in a photo.

Debbie said...

Well, honey.....you win the prize in my book! Your paintings are wonderful. Since I love Monet, I am very partial to waterlilies. All three are wonderful. But the Grandmother and granddaughter is such a delight. You captured the moment with pure heart and tenderness. That what they will always see.

Cheryl's Teapots2Quilting said...

Nice portrait. What a treasure for the family.

A Left-Handed Quilter said...

Your paintings are wonderful!! The waterlilies are so pretty - and the one of your friend's Mom with her great granddaughter is truly special - ;))

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thank you for sharing these -- you have such a gift for seeing and translating that into paintings.

Vicki W said...

You are a wonderful artist! The portrait one is so special!

Alycia Quiltygirl.com said...

What talent you have! and the portrait - so very precious - it will be loved for many generations!!

Mystic Quilter said...

Glorious paintings Linda!!! I love waterliliies and you have captured them perfectly, wow!!
The painting of your friend's mother with great-granddaughter is amazing, they must be so thrilled.