View Full Version : On being Charles Reid....

05-02-2003, 07:51 PM
....Anyway I did this on some thin paper in hardback book I picked up at Walmart. The book was made in India and the paper looks handmade with gold threads in it.

I used Senniler pan colors and its about 8 x 5. On the left I tried to add white baby's breath but you can't see it very well when scanned.

Say anything, please!


05-02-2003, 07:53 PM
Oh Sylvielu! I love this!!!!!!!!!!!! It's so alive!!!!!!!:clap: :clap: :clap:

05-02-2003, 07:55 PM
This is so vibrant! Great!

05-02-2003, 08:03 PM
The colours positively sing :) You remind me that I bought the charles reid flower book and video just before I moved and have never got round to watching the vido and only scanned the book......... must track it down :D

05-02-2003, 08:09 PM
Wow!! I love this...:D
Looks like it's coming right out of the painting....
Awesome, just awesome:clap:

05-02-2003, 08:11 PM
my favourite feeling when i look at a watercolour is the one where i think "i want to try something like that!"
The absolute "water-y" ness of those flowers is inspiring.


05-02-2003, 08:55 PM
Sylvielu, I believe that you have found your milieu! Your glass works well, as does the shadow. The vibrancy of the red flowers is awesome. You have painted a very exciting painting. Bravo!


05-02-2003, 09:53 PM
THANK YOU! I let the paint do most of the work. First I wet the area where I wanted the flowers then I dropped different colors into the wet paper. After it dried completely I drew petals in various areas. Before that dried completely I sprayed it with water and let a tissue soak up the excess.

05-02-2003, 10:13 PM
Nice one...well done...:)

lyn lynch
05-02-2003, 10:21 PM
Very good. A well-earned bow.

05-02-2003, 11:36 PM
lovely. Have you noticed Jan's posts... he reminds me of Charles Reid -

very pretty - you might consider adding some of that strong red in the purple shadow, maybe it'll tie it in some. Love the flowers, just real nice!

05-02-2003, 11:39 PM

05-02-2003, 11:45 PM
Good idea on ading red to the shadow. Thanks Karen. And thanks to all who looked. This was totalling not planned in advanced and a wonderful positive surprise to results.

Yes Jan's work is wonderful and I did notice it!

05-03-2003, 12:53 AM
wow ---agree with all before me. This is one of your best efforts, IMHO. Just beautiful !:clap: :clap:


05-03-2003, 01:09 AM
You have done the most wonderful piece. You may have to look up traditional chineese mounting technique with wheat paste as the paper looks very thin. Very nice and expressive work.

05-03-2003, 01:37 AM
Really lovely.. that red is gorgeous!!

Chooky :D:D:D

05-03-2003, 04:29 AM
Beautiful vibrant nuances!
You can feel the volume of the flower and the atmosphere round it.
Keep on being Charles Reid:D

05-03-2003, 05:40 AM
Beautiful, bold, vibrant, stunning...

Bill J
05-03-2003, 07:48 AM
Beautiful work, thanks for posting and then explaining how you arrived at this technique

05-03-2003, 08:55 AM
Oooo! A delightful success - and I really like how you handled the glass and flower stems.

Reid is one of my faves too.


05-03-2003, 09:05 AM
Wow! I'm hearing from folks I've never seen in the Watercolor forum before!

Thank you and I will try it again. This time it will be on larger watercolor paper.

05-03-2003, 09:07 AM
A good one ... really !