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Saturday, March 10, 2007

Slap Dash Bayou


Jambalaya and a crawfish pie...
Slap dashing wet paint on 300 # COLD press paper -- a new surface for me. I like the weight, and that I don't have to stretch it -- I like having a bit more control than on the hot press -- I like it so much that I went and bought 2 more pieces of the stuff as soon as I finished this little painting!


Big news of the day -- I signed up for a 4 hour portrait and figure drawing class given by a most excellent oil painter, Jon Houglam, which will take place the first week of April. Nothing like a different perspective to give a little kick in the seat of the pants, or so I've been told!

Next weekend is the world wide sketch crawl, and Diahn and I have plans to meet up for that -- hopefully we'll have awesome weather! If you don't hear from me before then, well, I'm probably painting beach scenes on my new watercolor paper...

And if YOU are in the Knoxville area, and are interested in sketchcrawl day, just let us know!

(The technical bit: Watercolor on Arches 300# cold pressed paper -- painted area approx 13"x9", and the colors are a bit richer in real life. The boat looks much more anchored in the real thing -- it looks a bit airborn here in the photo!)

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18 comments:

Diahn said...

Omigosh! I like it very much! Do you know what it reminds me of? That little autumn watercolor of the house in the median of Middlebrook Pike. Loose and watery and yes...slap dash...but it really really really works for you!!! Yay!

And I can't wait for next Saturday!!! A new hairdo in the morning, and an afternoon of sketch crawling! What on earth could be better?

Teri C said...

Beautiful painting!! The colors are so bright and tropical. It just looks free and exciting!!

mARTa said...

Linda, this is wonderful. I love the way you apply paint to paper. I love 300# paper as well..but a bit expensive :( I hope I can find some buddies to do a sketchcrawl with next weekend!

Laura said...

Just gorgeous, Ms Linda--your reds and greens are exquisite. I always want to see more, more, more!
You and Diahn are going to have such a good time next Saturday.

Jana Bouc said...

Wow! I love the color and freshness and everything about it. I want to be there now! Fabulous!

janey said...

I am so loving your new paintings. The colors are so bright. Everything works - the palm tree and then the trees fading in the distance. Really nice.

Lynn said...

This is lovely, so spontaneous and loose. The colors are very nice.

Penny said...

This is absolutely lovely, I love the bright tropical feel. I hope you have a fantastic time in your class.

aPugsLife-laserone said...

What a great painting! I bet you are excited about the class in April, I bet that'll be awesome. :)

Nina Johansson said...

This is one awesome watercolor, I love the looseness of it, and the clear colors. Fantastic! I love Arches too, bought a few different types of it a little while ago, trying them out in a sketchbook right now. Keep up the good work, I love to see it here on your blog!

caseytoussaint said...

I love this Linda! The colors, the atmosphere - it's perfect. Thanks for posting it.

Cin said...

beautiful bright clear colors, looks so cool and refreshing I'd like to go there!

I'm taking a portrait drawing class too, even though I tighten up a bit in a classroom setting, still I love it, hope you enjoy yours too and look forward to seeing the results.

Susan said...

Love your stuff. All your stuff. Those lushious berries (I'm fully supporting Bonnie's 'Yummy' comment here), the scenic views, your 'to the edge and back' writings...all wonderful. So glad I popped in.

Toni said...

Trying new papers, paints and taking a class is a wonderful way to get out of a rut.

Wonderful painting.
And I know you will enjoy and get inspired taking the class.

suzanne said...

Wonderful job with the reflections. The whole image is so full of life.

Christeen said...

This is a super painting- I like everything about it :)

I hope you share with us whatever interesting stuff you discover in your upcoming class- good for you for signing up!

Joey said...

tsk tsk tsk, linda, you just keep raising the bar for yourself, you know? my god, this is awesome - you know this painting is my new desktop background now. ;)

zephyr said...

this is EXQUISITE!