Watercolors and More RR Pages

2/17/2010 03:04:00 PM Posted In , , Edit This 24 Comments »
I've been pretty busy the last few days and haven't done much with art except look thru some of my new books to decide on a new "masters"  project.  I've narrowed it down, but no decision, yet.  So, I thought I would share a couple of watercolors I did some time ago.  I took reference photos in a local greenhouse, then painted them in the studio.   They were hung in a solo exhibit I had a few years ago, and I sold both of them.  I have a hard time letting go of my paintings sometimes, and yet, I also have a nice feeling knowing they are "living" someplace where they are appreciated.  We are complicated little beings, aren't we? 

 

  


Also, as promised, here are 2 more spreads from my RR book.  The scans don't do these lovely pages justice,  but then I guess they never do!  The first one is done by Bonnie Linhart, and the second is done by Cheryl Wrede.  Aren't they beautiful?   

                                                                      
 



 

24 comments:

Lois0607 said...

The watercolors are beautiful. I also love the pages, especially the little paper birds. Each page is beautiful but each has a very unique look. Very nice work

Janet Ghio said...

Your watercolors are beautiful and love seeing the white journal pages!

Tammy said...

I can see why you would have a hard time giving these up,The first one looks like the plants are so alive,great colors.I like your RR pages,but the one about prayer spoke to me.Thanks so much for your visit and comment on my blog.

phthaloblu said...

Those watercolors are beautiful. It is hard to part with something we've created. But, it's also good to know someone else loved them enough to purchase them. Nice journal pages also.

Shirley said...

Lovely watercolors - the second is my favorite - great colors and composition.

Deborah said...

I completely understand that feeling of "letting go" of a painting/piece of art. It's like parting with your firstborn child every time! Well... maybe not that dramatic - but certainly our work is a little piece of our soul. These watercolors are stunning, fantastic!!!

Dan Kent said...

I see why these paintings sold. I am especially partial to the first one - impressionistic, love the watercolor blend in the middle, the loose strokes in the plant in the front, and the way you let light seep through the plants at the bottom left. Adept use of watercolors for sure!

JRonson said...

Oh beautiful flowers, great work !

jswalkky said...

I love your greenhouse paintings. You captured the diffused light of a greenhouse really well, and the compositions are great.

Julie said...

Gorgeous watercolors, I really love the first one.

debra said...

Great greenhouse paintings, love the colours

Martine said...

Lovely greenhouse paintings. I like the loose aspect !

Louise said...

I wouldn't have wanted to part with those greenhouse watercolours either- they are gorgeous!

Johanna said...

I love the wc, specially the second one.

What is a RR book?

Phyllis said...

Such lovely sensitive watercolors Nancy! Beautiful (amd the book is amazing).

Ann said...

I can see why these sold - beautiful paintings!

ffyrebird said...

I love the greenhouse painting, such lush, loose color! No wonder you had a hard time parting with it.

Minerva said...

Letting go is certainly difficult, and not only with art! Both watercolors are beautiful but my favorite is the second one. Thank you for the kind comments you leave on my blog!

bendelachanal said...

Beautiful watercolors, very impressive both of them.
Who's the next winner for being picked after Rubens?

trisha too said...

the watercolors are lovely, and what great RR pages!! Very nice!

:)

freebird said...

It helps to be able to look at a photo of pictures you don't have anymore though, doesn't it? I love your two paintings and can see why they sold. Your pages in your journal are great too.

Cathie Tonkins said...

I love the journal pages. This is something I am trying to get into right now. Yours are wonderful!
Check out the award I left for you on my blog!

Krista Meister said...

Nancy, these are wonderful paintings! Thanks for posting some retro artwork. It's nice to see progression over time, isn't it?

dibujandoarte said...

how wonderful these watercolours are!! I love them!!!