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It’s good to experiment with new things!
I finished the last of my summer online classes Friday, and so finally felt free to join some friends for a Sunday art-making gathering. I experimented with wet-on-wet watercoloring (I usually paint wet-on-dry, meaning, I will paint a layer of watercolor, let it dry completely, then go in with a second layer).
This lady started out as Liesel Lund, but I didn’t capture Liesel at all in my first paint stroke (darn!), so she just became an imaginary portrait instead.
Lots to do now to catch up on neglected things. Have a great week!
P.S. I used Yasutomo Sumi-e watercolors.
P.S.S. My friend Dar Hosta asked if she could print out my lady to make a Cranky Bird! Click here to see it!
This is just stunning!
Art Mama said:
I opened this post on my phone. I got distracted. My 2 yr old picked up the phone. When she gave it back your Lady was my background screen. I think she liked it 🙂
inspirational as always — love this —
Karine Swenson said:
karen floyd said:
LOVE IT Carla! Like Liesel too! 🙂
It looks like Liesel to me.
I saw Liesel immediately – Uh maybe you shouldn’t tell her that……….Lori W at Art Camp for Women
Dar Hosta said:
I love this but, let me ask you…is it wrong that I want to print it out and turn it into a bird???!?!?!
so I am even odder than Dar Hosta: when I saw the top of the picture I thought it was a cow! I think the left “ear” did it….. A very pretty cow!
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Well considering ALL the options I’m rather flattered! : ) Was fun to watch you paint Carla! And if some of you saw a cow, bird, sheep, bad hair day… well it is all good! : )
i love mostly all your work but this one is awesome.
Sad that you’ven’t seen her in real.
But her portrait is sooo cool. thank you for the sharing.
I always reads your text as well, i don’t by the most blogs but by yours it’s fun and interesting.
Hey have a great friendship weekend.