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Monday, June 15, 2009


Top painting...
While working at my mom's trying to pack up her house in order to sell it, I found some of my old watercolor paintings. Oh my! They are over 30 years old. I sure painted differently back then...or now.
This is a very limited color palette and the painting is overworked and really muddy. This photo makes the painting look better than it is. There are some things that I like about it and some...NOT.

The second one is one I did last night. I thought I would be able to whip it out, but I detailed all those little trees in the background. I thought I would experiment a bit and I used some white opaque. Maybe the next one will be one where I try to paint it really loose. We shall see....Maybe the next one the snow will have melted.


Megha Chhatbar said...

You really did it so well...30 years old painting...?? I can't believe it..It is well painted and its new version is even better...:)

Indiana Kreidlers said...

When I saw the top painting (first, of course) I really liked it. Then I saw the second, and I understand what you mean. The colors in the shadows and the trees really enhance the beautiful shapes. Thanks for the lesson.

Rhishikesh Chinchore said...
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Rhishikesh Chinchore said...

Hi, this are really good paintings. Dosen't matter if they over worked but the first painting gives a great feeling. I like it.
Wow they are 30 years old. Good you preserved it well.