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|© Sandra Busby Watercolour and Gouache|
It's about as far away from my most recent paintings as you can get, lol!
It was inspired by a painting I saw in a gallery recently, which I immediately liked.
I spent so much time studying the painting that I never thought to look at the name of the artist! It's a shame because I would have liked to have looked up some more of the artists work and shared their name with you too.
I took my newly found inspiration and used it to portray this scene from the woodlands at the bottom of my garden. Although initially it was meant to depict the pathway running through the woods, in the end it became a stream, because I felt that it seemed to read better that way!
Don't you just love the advantage of artistic license? Besides, who's going to know it was a pathway anyway? ;0)
As I have said before, I like to try to offer a variety of styles on my blog, though I will probably always lean towards and perhaps even settle on realism - simply because I like it, it's me and instead of fighting it, I have finally begun to embrace it. Anyway - why not? I mean who makes the rules anyway?
To be honest, I question why anyone should feel pressured to follow the current trend - unless of course it comes naturally to them.
That said, I still like to dip my toes in the water now and again!
Now, to add a twist to this post - you may remember my Fields of Gold post in which I produced a pencil sketch of a Spanish landscape. Well, here is a watercolour version.
I decided to post it, regardless of how I feel about it...
As much as I like painting realism in oils and acrylics I don't feel quite the same when it comes to watercolour. And following my most recent work, you may be surprised to learn that I prefer the first and find this one absolutely dull, uninspiring... even sterile!
|© Sandra Busby|
I really think that the opinion will be divided between these two paintings. I mean, if you like one, then you surely won't like the other, right?
Isn't art an interesting thing? It divides so many opinions! The naturally neat people are forever wanting to loosen up and the naturally loose people are trying to neaten up! Just as those of us with straight hair long for curls and those of you with curls long for straight hair!
So, tell me - which of these paintings do you prefer? Maybe you don't like either! And please, don't be shy - Say what you really think! I am entirely comfortable with that because I don't consider either one of these paintings to be the real me. One is my interpretation of somebody else's style and the other is a forced effort to paint the very subject which I least enjoy - Landscapes!
This should be interesting :0)