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Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Protea Watercolor

Hi everyone!
Yesterday I finished the watercolor I've been working on. It's a full sheet, 20"x28" and the title is, "Farmer's Market Proteas". Last summer when I was in Santa Barbara with my friend, Libby, we went to a wonderful farmer's market there. One of the flower vendors had a big tub of Proteas for sale along with other beautiful flowers. I photographed them then and decided to paint them this year. I like the dynamic of the "opposite" colors , red and green. The painting reminds me of the fun we had there in Santa Barbara! 

"Farmer's Market Proteas", watercolor, 20"x28"    Kathleen Ballard



10 comments:

  1. Oh Kittie, I can't believe my eyes....that is stunning! Just gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous!!! Definitely a prize winner!

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    1. Thanks so much for commenting Gail! I am happy with it too and glad it is finally finished. It was fun to paint because of all the bright colors!

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  2. What an absolutely gorgeous work, Kittie!!!

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    1. Thanks for taking a peek and responding, Kathryn! I appreciate your input, as always!

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  3. Oh Kittie!! Another wonderful piece. The colors and detail beyond terrific!!

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  4. What a beautiful painting Kathleen. Your complementary color scheme works well and your detail on the flowers is amazing.

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    1. Thanks, Nancy! Should I make a slideshow of my next painting or do you recommend against it?!!

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  5. Looks like a needlepoint canvas...very rich in color and depth!

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    1. That's a nice description, Lib! Thanks for commenting!

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