Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Back Again

Crystal Lake reflects the Red Mountains





After making a rough sketch, I started painting the sky by using the wet in wet technique.
I used cobalt blue and some June bug blue,  after letting it run and dry just a little, I dabbed kleenex to pick up paint where I wanted clouds
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After the sky was dry I washed in some orange at the top of the mountains



Then I got so absorbed in painting that I forgot to take any more photos :-)
But, you can probably see that I washed in blues and greens as I came down the mountains.
I decided that I did not want a lot of water, so I cut the painting off at the bottom.  I added the tree detail with a square stiff brush and various shades of green and blue


Matted painting.  Now I need a title


This is "Sweet Violet"  
I made her for my great niece, Emma, who turned 2 in August


I found the pattern on the internet, and she was quite easy to put together.
Do you remember the song: "Sweet Violet,  Sweeter than the roses, covered all over from head to toe,
Covered all over with Sweet Violets…"



10 comments:

gumo said...

It is great to see you back! I enjoyed your talents again today. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Dahlin - as always, no matter what your medium, you have the creative spirit of a Great Master! Love the painting. Love Emma's horse. -Susan W. :)

Anonymous said...

Dahlin - as always, no matter what your medium, you have the creative spirit of a Great Master! Love the painting. Love Emma's horse. -Susan W. :)

Mindy said...

Good to see you have some time for painting again! It's motivating me to get the old basket materials out and get going. Have to say I love the extra free time I now have.

Anonymous said...

So talented you are, my friend.

Bobbie said...
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Bobbie said...

Wow, I sold it already! Thanks, Dee!

Mark Johnson said...

If only all paintings and sales came so easy, eh?
NIce work.

Suzanne said...

So beautiful! A wise purchaser, indeed! Congrats both on the sale, and having such a wonderful talent...

Jim and Gayle said...

I love that painting. How great that you sold it already!
Gayle