Monday, December 7, 2009

Yard Roses

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Click HERE for the 3 steps I used to paint this.
Is it too early to think of Summer? We just got our first snow 4.6" and I do like the snow. But, I also like the sound of the bees and the Chickadees that inhabit this birdhouse.
A small painting, smaller than I usually do.
Watercolor 4" h x 6" w

5 comments:

DULCE AMANECER said...

I LOVE PAINTING IN GENERAL, BUT WHAT YOU EXPRESS BRUSH WITH YOUR KISS IS REALLY BEAUTIFUL CONGRATULATIONS

AutumnLeaves said...

This is stunning, Bill. I think I enjoy this style of your's the very most. I also think you have a most beautiful yard. I recall you painted a lovely snow scene as well with your fence in it. Just lends to the beauty of these scenes (the fence, that is); adds a defined contrast and realness to the piece. I don't think I'm expressing myself well here...But I have to tell you that your style of painting is just simply magnificent. Oh to paint like you!

Bill Gavin said...

Thank you.

Bill Gavin said...

Sherry, Flowers will always make a fence, like this one that is on it's last legs, look good.:) Tony Couch told me that a painting should only have one star...and this one is the bird house. This is where the darkest and lightest values are...everything else is unimportant, to a certain extent of course. It's like when you look at something--only that object is in focus. You still see the other things, but not as clearly.

AutumnLeaves said...

I see what you mean, Bill. The red color/white stripe also help to sharpen the bird house as the focus of the piece. Still and yet, when I look at paintings, maybe it is the one thing in which this old body still has some romantic chord, but I see it as a whole, enjoying and taking in each detail, but the whole piece speaks to my emotions. The old fence, the soft flowers, the idea of the bird's home...Just gives such soft and warm and homey feelings to me. I am going to try to remember your wise words of instruction too...I think I tend to try too hard to make everything important and the piece tends to lose impact and instead becomes more jarring to the senses...