Monday, August 15, 2011

Start a new painting




I've been wanting to do this painting for awhile - I saw something of this style at a folk art museum and wanted to learn how to get the hilly look So...I'm working on it. Looking at the pictures, I can see where it needs some adjustment - and definition - but I'll work on that later. Meanwhile - I'm liking it - although I think it would have been better on canvas and with acrylic instead of difficult watercolor.

Either way - it's fun and a learning experience.

13 comments:

sukipoet said...

i enjoy seeing the progression of this painting. you are inspired! i agree that watercolor is difficult. but i think you have done a lovely job with it. and in some ways it is so nice to just grab a sheet of paper and box of waterpaints as opposed to stretching a canvas and getting out the acrylics. or oils.

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Water colors are hard..You get one shot most of the time. but this is looking great. I love that Grandma Moses style of painting. Keep it coming. :)

yoborobo said...

This is fabulous, mim! I love the sense of light that watercolors give. I am a big fan of folk art, so you are making me smile with this one. :))) xox

Robin said...

It's *Mim Meets Americana*.

It's *MIM-I-CANA*!

I love it.....peaceful, serene....truly, it looks wonderful to me! Another wonderful form of art for you..... I am so impressed!

Love,

♥ Robin ♥

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I think you are doing a good job. At first I thought it was a quilt.

Snowbrush said...

Oooh, I like that a lot.

Katiejane said...

I hate you! Is there nothing you can't do??? :)
This looks every bit as "folksy" as P. Buckley Moss. I'd better buy something from you before you become famous. This is so great.

Lori ann said...

i love this too mim, it's SO good! can't wait to see it finished :)

Lynn said...

Well, Mim this is incrediably cool. I'd say you are off to a brilliant start. I love the dark shadows on the trees/bushes...just beautiful. Will look forward to the more of it too.

studio lolo said...

Lovely, rolling quilted hills.
Is this the paper I just gave you?
It's a style that suits you Mim!

I noticed you have put in three cypress trees. Do you know that's my signature in landscape paintings? They represent the three male cats we had for years.

I love this. Wow!

xo♥

Mim said...

yes Lo ....your paper inspired me! Didn't know about the cypress trees...but lovely!

Baino said...

Oh I love it. Great depth of field and I think it looks lovely in watercolours. Reminds me of someone and I can't think who. Great to see a work in progress.

Geraldine said...

Wow, so beautiful. Green is my fav color so this makes this work even more appealing.