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03-09-2002, 10:12 AM
I'm probably not known around here as a watercolorist, but I basically work with whatever is in my hands I guess. I have a small Cotman field kit, and carry smaller watercolor pads usually as a habit in case I drive by something and don't have my El Greco paint box with, or a whole lot of time.
I have a watercolor portfolio on my webpages, but I suppose I should do a bunch more since for one thing they fall under a class of "affordables" as concerns sales.
I have done them strictly as studies up until a couple years ago, but then having a number were sold realized that can't necessarily be sancrosact now either.
I aim for simplicity in statement. Bolder use of color and wash for masses. I use a masking fluid where I anticipate highlights or suggestion of sky poking thru foilage. This is an 9" x 12" of Camp 20 Creek....after the last snow of the year, last year. Should mention, I sat in my vehicle to do this one -Larry
03-09-2002, 10:52 AM
This is great stuff. I love it.
03-09-2002, 12:50 PM
this great larry, i saw your bargain page on your site, "just studies" indeed, it adds a whole different feeling to the term water color to see both your oils and your watercolors in that they are so similar yet different due to the medium. do you have a pairing, meaning an oil and a watercolor of the same view? it would be interesting for me to see them together.
03-09-2002, 06:15 PM
Simply stunning. One to be proud of. :)
03-10-2002, 12:54 AM
Larry, just wanted to say a big THANK YOU! for all the sharing that you've done with your plein air work! You've inspired us all to get out there and paint...and experience the wiles of the wilderness..or the wilds of the wilderbeast...or the wales...or the....
03-10-2002, 08:54 AM
Originally posted by reynolds
do you have a pairing, meaning an oil and a watercolor of the same view? it would be interesting for me to see them together.
I have quite a few....partially because I think sometimes the differently handling of a medium is like a door that along with its particular challenges to solve gives you some insight to the presence of a scene. I might notice one set of things with oils, but watercolors might reveal another. With oils, I might sense the unifying thread of color that pulls an area together, with watercolors I tend to note the crispness and freshness of light that actually might separate and set apart areas from each other, and so on.
I have a number of them listed on my artistnation.com site, though in different portfolios...landscapes, watercolors, etc; nothing side by side.
03-10-2002, 08:55 AM
thanks Carly....guess I can't think of a greater compliment than to hear others might be inspired and encouraged to paint! Made my day! :cool:
03-10-2002, 01:04 PM
Larry, it is beautiful! Maybe I will dare this year to try plein air if my back will tolerate it.
03-10-2002, 05:52 PM
Find a comfortable folding director's chair YLCIA....and don't stray far from the vehicle.
This is wonderful Larry. I am very familar with your oils, and this watercolor proudly resonates with you talent. Yax
03-11-2002, 07:27 AM
I have several favorites within the works you have displayed here on WC, and on your site. But I must say...this is the one I'd buy if I had the opportunity. I love the crisp clear colors, the intricate path that my eye travels on it's journey "around the bend" of the creek and through the trees.
Above all, I love the subject of the painting.
The combination of fresh snow and open water intrigues me to no end. The dark shadows and reflections along the banks is a pattern I am very familiar with and one I tend never to take for granted when it is presented. The pines are dressed in their typical very early spring combination of fresh green, deep blues and the brown of last year's needles waiting for that mad march wind to release them from their anchor.
In other words...WOW! :clap: You definitely struck the right chord with this observer!
03-12-2002, 07:24 PM
This one is really soft and melo. The water is as usual outstanding.
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