Wednesday, January 18, 2012

studying


with all of this snow I have been rather house bound
(7 and a half inches so far)
a good time to "study"
these are my attempts at a "naturalist study" type of painting
(what I learned in watercolor class from high school is slowly coming back to me)
I had a classical watercolor artist (Ross Shellenberger) as a teacher
... I wish I could call him up with a question or two!


I am finding this to be a good escape right now
(all 5 of us are housebound)
but when I get into a painting I lose track of place and time and find quiet amid the commotion
... exactly what got me through the high school years ...

16 comments:

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

These watercolor painting studies are superb!! By gosh ...I think you have got it! I hope the house returns to normal soon. Breathe...
and know the chaos will soon pass. Enjoy those pajama days. Peace, Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Jan said...

Your watercolors are just terrific. You are a 'natural'.

Keep painting!

Michelle Frae Cummings said...

Beautiful water colors, I love any thing with nature.

Faylinn said...

It is so beautful.I like the colors...Great work

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Your watercolours are just beautiful!!... so talented! Love them!

JoZart said...

Beautiful......Very sensitively painted.
JoZarty x

Dosfishes at Sparkle Days Studios said...

Wow! lovely watercolors. Some snow you are getting out there.....must be kind of nice in a strange way. Bet the kids love it. xox Corrine

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Looks like they are exactly what will get you through your snowbound days, too. You are one super, incredible artist. I applaud you and your art.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Looks to me like you don't need to ask any questions at all. Your watercolors are amazing. Stay safe, warm and cozy! Best wishes and blessings, Tammy

Sallyanne said...

Reminiscent of Andrew Wyeth...Beautiful, Kimmie. You have such an eye. Still snowing here--on icebound roads.

lynda Howells said...

just love your watercolours...is it still snowing?xxkeep safexxlynda

sukipoet said...

just gorgeous watercolors. I think painting a rock is up there with painting a shell in difficulty. You do it so well. no snow here but twenty below zero in the night.

*jean* said...

gorgeous work, kimmie!!

Nancy said...

Beautiful, isn't it amazing how many rocks one can find in a heart shape? Love the watercolours Kim, very nice :)

Halle said...

Outstanding! I love how you were able to capture the texture of the lichen.

Renee Howell said...

wow! wonderful. love your brushwork. your colors. your capture of these pieces in your world. You are one talented lady - a great observer of your world.