Saturday, July 4, 2009

Between Houses, Viens


Light and shadows, hollyhocks, and a view to blue hills from the high walls of a fortified hill town.

8 comments:

Elizabeth Seaver said...

Susan, this is just lovely and inviting.

RHCarpenter said...

Beautifully painted, Susan. Is this watercolor or acrylic?

Marianne Ginsberg said...

This is luminous. It truly reveals the full magical powers of watercolor, and the full power of the artist.

Sandy Maudlin said...

Love how my eye sash-ays through the painting. The colors are so luminous and striking. Gorgeous!

AutumnLeaves said...

What a beautiful, beautiful watercolor!

Susan Abbott said...

Thank you, all. This is transparent watercolor, painted pretty much with a triad of quinacridone coral (a Daniel Smith color), prussian blue, and aureolin. I didn't have much time, as I spent the first part of our painting session drinking cafe au lait, so I drew a contour sketch with a sepia waterproof pen on Arches paper, then started laying in washes. A "colored drawing" rather than a "painting" seems to be less daunting if I'm working under a faster time constraint.

Mary Sheehan Winn said...

killer design and execution! Beautiful!

Anonymous said...

This one is my favorite!