Friday, July 18, 2008

And...I'm done

I found a couple of other landscape artists on the internet that also have been moved to paint the Sonoita area: Herb Wood; Roderica Tilley, watercolorist; I wonder how many there are.

7 comments:

silvina said...

Hey, some good stuff on this blog. Love this watercolor!

Thanks for commenting on my blog. : )

Edgar said...

This is a beautiful watercolor, Melinda. I'm inspired by it. I love the receding lines of smaller and smaller bushes... takes me right into the space.

Elliði said...

hey! it's been four days since you've posted. i'm waiting...

Melinda said...

Hi Elliði,
I'm working on it, I'm working on it! Are we talking 'emergency art' here, er what?! Virtual hug...Check back soon and thank you for visiting, dearie. :-)

Karen said...

I'm so glad you pointed me to this series! So wonderful (a) because it's a series, and I love series, and (b) because they are all so gorgeous in their own right. The watercolor is soft and diaphanous (except for that very cool spot of brighter pink down near the center right), and the oil is solid and strong, and the crayon, with all those woven strokes of color! Why did you choose to change mediums with each new piece, I'm curious?

Thanks for showing me these,
Karen

Melinda said...

Karen,
Thank you for coming by and taking a look at the series. You've asked a really good question.

I changed mediums, I think mostly, because I'm concerned about getting too comfortable with a view and afraid I'll make it banal, clichéd or less expressive.

I also like the challenge that each medium provides. So, I started out with the caran d'ache to see how I'd do. Then, I thought to try a quick study in w. c.. Feeling a bit more confident, I moved on to oil.

Isn't that a little crazy? I mean, oil is so plastic that it can always be re-worked. Caran d'ache has a limit for how many layers can be applied. And, watercolor is the least forgiving!

Karen said...

That is very interesting in light of what we were recently talking about...the meditative aspects of a series...maybe somehow that comfort that allows us to make banal images (that we've already made) is one of those distractions that somehow we have to get beyond?
Not sure.

I do like that the less forgiving medium gave you confidence to go to the oil!