Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Different Medium

I'm trying a different medium, watercolor, out for a while. I think it's good to use a different approach occasionally to get a fresh perspective from both the tools that you use and the way you use them. Plus, it's been so nice out, I've wanted to be outside as much as I can watercolors can be quick and immediate. This painting is from a photo that I took at the apple orchard, the lone pear tree amongst the macintosh. I took the liberty of not filling in detail in the background, just a nice complimentary color to set off the brilliant yellowish green of the pears.


Jeanne said...

Oh Lisa, this is so nice. I love the fact you left a lot of the background free. I realized why I was so down and knowing why made me feel much better. My daughter came over today and we played with my blog and I am happy with what we did. It is 7:30pm and I am going to paint for about an hour or so. Tomorrow I am working in the gallery all day. It is quiet at this time but we have noticed it is picking up.
I bring my dog Missy with me and everyone loves her. She is such a quiet dog. I may play with watercolors too. thanks Lisa

Claudia Marchand said...

There is something very sensual about how all of the elements are fitting together on your page: the enveloping leaf, the sunlight reflecting so nurturingly on the skin of the pear, and the organic, earthy color of the branches. It is brilliantly feminine! I dare you to seduce us with a painted apple. I could see a series of these. I think this medium suits you well.

GENICA said...

I recently came accross your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I dont know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Lisa B. said...

@Jeanne- I'm glad you're feeling better, you have such a nice outlook on life, I'm always glad to read your posts and to see your new works. I see you've been working on your blog, adding the icons for your blog roll, looks great!

@Claudia - I'm going to keep with watercolors for a little while, I think, I'm glad you liked it. I certainly feel a lot freer when I'm working with them. I think it's because the 'mistakes' can turn out so beautifully, it's like a muse is there in the studio and is helping me get past the "oh, this is going to come out horrible" stage and on into the "ooh, that's cool" frame of mind.

@Sara- Thanks so much for leaving a comment, I appreciate it. Please feel free to stop by anytime. I tend to just read and not comment, too, but I enjoy the sense of community, so I think I'll start leaving comments on the blogs I like. I followed your link to painting/, it's a little different than the blogs I'm used to, although I'm new to blogging, do you have a page for comments? Or do you just have daily links to video demonstrations that you like?

Lisa B.