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06-18-2002, 11:49 AM
This is a companion piece to a painting I posted last week titled "watercolor".
Arches 140 lb. rough paper.
5 x 7 size.

06-18-2002, 11:57 AM
Well another blunder on me, it is NOT the companion piece to the one I posted last week, it is a different one, and at this point I will not hazard a guess which painting that is right now, lets just say there is another one it goes with......sigh....I must be tired.

06-18-2002, 02:12 PM
it's from working in your garden too long today. Take a rest and paint something before I come this afternoon for my fresh veggies :D

btw - have I seen this one before? I don't recognize it.... :confused:

06-18-2002, 04:12 PM
Whichever one it is, Cecilia, I really like it... I am becoming a fan of your style... So peaceful and calm...

Little Old Lady
06-18-2002, 09:16 PM
Another great painting.

06-18-2002, 09:18 PM
Whatever the title......it's a great painting........very peaceful............al

06-18-2002, 09:52 PM
irregardless of whatever, I like this irregardless

06-18-2002, 11:08 PM
:) This is great Cecilia!! Wish I could paint grass as well. Could you explain the steps you went through to a beginner like me?

06-19-2002, 06:46 AM
Thank you.
I am still fairly new to this also, but I will try and explain what I did.
I used yellow ochre, hookers green dark, and cadmium orange. Wet the paper and applied the colors where I wanted them and let them flow into each other. Let it dry completely and just layered the grasses by making little lines, with a couple of small brushes (#2 & #0), until I saw what I wanted, shadowed in lightly, using ultramarine blue and going back over it with the green and yellow. I used a very light hand with the orange.
I hope that explanation was all right, having never given one like this before.

06-19-2002, 09:37 AM
:) Thanks for the explanation Cecilia. It makes a lot of sense and I'm printing it out for future reference. :)

06-19-2002, 07:48 PM
Wonderful painting!!!

06-19-2002, 09:50 PM
Somewhat reminiscent of the Ohio. Nice work!

06-20-2002, 12:56 PM
Nice and peaceful pull up a chair and enjoy the view nothing wrong with that good work-------------well done------Alan

06-20-2002, 09:34 PM
Thank you for the mini-lesson on painting grass. It is very useful information. I like this painting!